Wingsuit Pilot 'Breaks Speed Record' For Military Charity

A British wingsuit pilot has reached 249mph during his flight, breaking a World Record which is subject to ratification by Guinness...

A British aerospace safety engineer has broken the World Record for the greatest peak speed flown in a wingsuit, subject to ratification by Guinness.

Fraser Corsan reached 249mph - around the top speed of a Bugatti Veyron supercar - and is now the fastest man in the world to fly without the use of machinery.

Flying at 35,000ft, and braving temperatures as low as -80°C when factoring in wind chill, the former aerospace safety engineer was going so fast he could see cars 'going backwards' on a motorway - nearly five miles underneath him.

He's hoping to raise £1 million for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Fraser Corsan

The 42-year-old, who has worked closely with the Armed Forces his entire career, has currently raised almost £40,000.

Corsan spent months performing practice jumps and testing specially designed equipment, including oxygen systems, GPS units and a wingsuit.

The funds he raised will go to support the charity's work in the community and to assist service leavers with the difficult transition process out of the Forces.

SSAFA provides lifelong support to current of former members of the British Armed Forces.

Cover picture courtesy of @Frasercorsan/Twitter.