Travelling at 249mph: Meet Fraser Corsan

Ed Angeli

Minus 137 degrees, and 10,823 metres in the sky; your protection? A wingsuit. Welcome to the world of Fraser Corsan, an extreme athlete from Salisbury, England, who has broken the fastest speed travelling without the support of machinery.

Strapped with an oxygen mask, heated gloves and a sat nav, Corsan was able to achieve a speed of 249mph; breaking the previous record set of 234mph.

British daredevil, Fraser Corsan, was attempting to break three world records - Image Source: Express
British daredevil, Fraser Corsan, was attempting to break three world records – Image Source: Express

The 42-year-old was also attempting to break the longest distance and time achieved in a wingsuit; however, due to poor weather, the Briton could not break the current time and distance of 9.06 minutes and 19 miles.

Corsan stated how he could see a radius of 250 miles after being the first European flyer to have jumped out of a plane at the highest altitude of 10,823 metres.

Image Source: Twitter
Image Source: Twitter

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Fraser completed the jump in Davis, California, and the former aerospace safety engineer said he knew the speed at which he was travelling as he was easily overtaking cars on the motorway below him:

“Normally you wouldn’t be able to judge your speed, but because I was directly above it [the motorway] I could see exactly what was underneath me and I saw they [the cars] were all going backwards.”

— Fraser Corsan

The Briton is aiming to raise £50,000 for the the SSAFA Armed Forces charity; he currently is just shy of 40,000, and you can donate here to help Fraser reach his target.

 

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