Golden Knight Makes Record Glide


April 20, 2010 - If at first you don't succeed at 25,000 feet, try going higher. That appears to have been the gameplan of Staff Sgt. Ben Borger, who on April 14 broke the world's record for distance glided in free-fall. Borger, a member of the Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team, made his jump April 14 from a C-17 Globemaster III transport over southwestern Oklahoma near Altus Air Force Base. Borger, wearing a wingsuit that mimics the shape of a flying squirrel with arms and legs outstretched, glided more than 11 miles after dropping out of the aircraft at 32,500 feet. That effort bested his previous jump in February where Borger jumped from 25,000 feet and glided 10 miles before opening his chute, officials said.


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