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Bird Dream - Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

Matt Higgins

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Description:

Human flight is one of the last great challenges on Earth. Not like how the Wright brothers flew, but how we fly in our dreams. This is the goal of the Wingsuit Landing Project: to soar through the sky at speeds up to one hundred miles per hour and to land without the aid of a parachute. This project is the creation of thirty-seven-year-old Jeb Corliss, Jr., a Southern Californian who seeks to emulate a mode of flight more like a flying squirrel than bird or plane. Journalist Matt Higgins gained intimate access to Corliss, who, after years of BASE jumping and skydiving, set out to be the first person to be dropped 2,400 feet and land solely with the aid of a wingsuit. But somewhere in the UK, forty-two-year-old Gary Connery was plotting to beat Corliss at his own game. Along with an international group of wingsuit devotees, Corliss and Connery race to leap into the unknown as the world's foremost wingsuit pilots. This race will nearly cost one of the competitors his life. A riveting, adrenaline-fueled narrative about a group of unforgettable characters who risk everything to achieve man's age-old dream of flying, Bird Dream takes listeners to the cutting edge of this new frontier-as well as the strange science and fearless history that have led us to this remarkable point in the human experience.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adam Verner

Length:

9h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

42:17


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:33


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

31:20


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:47


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

21:28


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

18:25


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

24:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

20:36


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

16:25


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

23:45


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

26:26


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

20:02


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

16:07


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

18:50


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

14:17


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

13:40


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

35:06


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

12:32


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

31:23


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

16:40


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

08:51


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

45:07


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

04:47


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

00:42