DAREDEVIL wingsuit jumper Fraser Corsan is hoping to soar to four world records when he faces a gravity-defying challenge in aid of Britain’s Armed Forces.
Avid military supporter Fraser (pictured right) is travelling to the USA and Canada in May to take on Project Cirrus, which will see him jump from a height of more than 40,000 feet.
The aerial ace aims to break the distance record of 19 miles, speed record of more than 234 mph and the flight duration record of 9.06 minutes, while also breaking the current altitude record of 37,256ft, to raise £1million for SSAFA.
Fraser said: “This is going to be a testing challenge both physically and mentally in my bid to make wingsuit history. However, I am wholeheartedly committed to reaching my fundraising goal in knowing that the £1m target has the potential to help to change the lives of thousands of current serving personnel, veterans and their families.”
Sixteen years ago, Fraser Corsan was one of only 15 wingsuit pilots globally. Since then, he has completed 1,300 flights but this year’s extreme challenge is one of the biggest tests of his career. The jump will entail exiting the aircraft while battling temperatures of minus 65 degrees Celsius and winds of up to 200 mph.
Fraser has worked closely with the UK Armed Forces his entire career and is passionate about supporting SSAFA in the work it does. The vital fundraising target of £1m would help to positively change the lives of serving personnel, veterans and their families through the work that SSAFA does every day.
In the run up to the jump, Fraser will be embarking on intense muscle and cardio training sessions, in addition to practicing a set of specific safety drills in the event of oxygen system, parachute or wingsuit failure. Multiple training flights over UK airfields are taking place when the weather permits and Fraser also intends to do 100 further endurance flights to fine-tune the technology and his flying style to ensure he reaches his goal.
Tegan Jones, SSAFA’s director of fundraising, added: “We are amazed by Fraser’s objective of smashing four world records and trying to raise the £1m for SSAFA. All funds raised will go toward supporting anyone who is serving or has ever served in the British Armed Forces and their families.”
Visit http://projectcirrus.com to find out more.