New wing-suit world record


Uploaded by soldiersmediacenter on 21.04.2010

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A soldier with the Golden Knights has set a new wingsuit world record.
Staff Sergeant Ben Borger soared across the skies over Altus Air Force Base
in Oklahoma, breaking the current world record for the distance flown in a wingsuit flight.
Borger made the frigid 45 degree below zero leap from a C-17
at an altitude of 32,000 feet. He flew 11.5 miles in 6 minutes and 35 seconds,
beating his own record of 10 miles, which he set at winter training
in Yuma, Arizona, last year. Borger joined the Army in 2002 as an infantryman.
He served in Iraq for 14 months with the 25th Infantry Division,
which is based in Hawaii. After completing the intense assessment and
selection program with the Golden Knights, he was assigned to the Black Demonstration
Team and travels around the country to tell the
Army story.