Skills database

This page is a database listing people and their flying skills. The list is a set of clear defined training goals for wingsuit pilots, and can also function as an aid for load organizers, wingsuit coaches and DZ Owners. It can also serve as a recommendation for invitational wingsuit events and big-way formations organised across the globe by wingsuit coaches and load organisers.

We have five basic levels of flying, each one awarded to you with a letter.
Use the list as a training reference to practice and increase your wingsuit flying skills.

You can browse the Pilot database on Google Drive
Click here to download your free copy of the FlyLikeBrick Skills Guide.

level A: basic safety skills

Wingsuit pilot meets minimum requirements of 200 freefall jumps
Wingsuit pilot meets the basic wingsuit training requirements
Ability and knowledge required for controlled exit, flight, navigation and pull
Cleared for solo flying
Recommended maximum 2 way, with other experienced wingsuit pilot or coach

level B: basic formation flying, basic acrobatics

Controlled front loops
Controlled barrel-rolls
Flying safely in formations, including aspects such as exit, approach, and separation.
Recommended maximum 9 way (static) formation with proper dive planning and guidence

level C: slotted formations, multi-point formations

Safe and disciplined flying of a specific designated slot in formations.
Ability to tightly fly a slot in a formation for the full duration of the jump
Participating in multi-point formations.

level D: docking, back-flying basics, advanced formation flying skills

Smooth and controlled docks for sustained periods of time.
Safely flying a stacked slot in a vertical formation.
Exiting stable on their back.
Flying stable on their back while navigating.

level E: advanced docks & back-flying

Flying with clean technique and smooth, deliberate movements only
Capable of slot flying and actively taking docks while back-flying.
Actively adjusting forward speed and fall-rate while back-flying.

 

 

Evaluators
To receive a (free) listing, contact one of the evaluator listed bellow or attend events where they are flying or organizing. Depending on knowledge the evaluator has about your flying, a checkout jump may be required to show proof of skill. If meeting an evaluator at an event proves to be difficult, you may also send a video-link showcasing your skills to an evaluator.

Benoit Syben - Netherlands/Belgium
Jarno Cordia - Netherlands/Belgium
Andreea Olea - USA
Tamsyn Snyman - South Africa
Roger Hughes - UK
Diogo Amarante - Brazil

Disclaimer
These are only guidelines, the evaluator has the final say in the level assigned to you. If the evaluator thinks you are not ready to be assigned a higher level you may get a lower one than you might think you deserve.

Click here to download your free copy of the FlyLikeBrick Skills Guide.
Use the list as a training reference to practice and increase your wingsuit flying skills.