Sounds like death, right? Not for Jeb Corliss. I saw this guy on the Colbert Report a couple of nights ago, and I thought he was interesting. I've always been interested in extreme sports, but I'm way too chicken to ever try them.
Corliss's dream is flying, but not in a plane. He wants to jump out of a helicopter without a parachute AND land safely. How? With his wing suit. The wing suit workss sort of like a flying squirrel, for each foot he drops he glides three feet. Right now he has to wear a parachute, since if he wanted to land safely without one he would need a specially designed runway, which he actually has a design for. All he needs now is the funding.
Apparently, there's at least half a dozen other groups around the globe also working on the same goal as Corliss.
Here's some pictures of Jeb Corliss in his wing suit and two other skydivers over the Florida Keys.