People in the Sport
Adrian spent six months of last year on the road as cameraflyer with Patrick DeGayardon. He did three commercials, a couple of movies and plenty of TV.
Adrian competed at the World Games and the World Air Games with Olav Zipser where he won bronze for the UK. He won a Gold and a Silver on the two rounds of the Pro tour that he could make. Now he has a Guinness World Record for the furthest human flight.
He spent the winter in Sebastian running a freefly school with Olav.
Photo by Simon Ward
How many jumps did you make last year Adrian?
How many in England?
You like to fly on your head with formation skydivers, don't you?
You've held three seminars in Sweden now.
Why does freeflying please you so much?
Should freeflyers exit first or last?
What would you ban?
Photo by Olav Zipser
You are known for having a different approach to
safety, tell us about that
Don't forget that your Cypres will fire at a different altitude dependant on your body position. Short closing loops are vital. It sounds so boring and obvious but most people could tune their rigs up a bit.
We like people to do barrel rolls while they track away, without burning altitude, to help them check before they pull. If you want to learn to freefly, learn to read your altimeter from any body position. It will make you much stronger in the air, forcing a lack of symmetry.
What's your advice for new freeflyers?
Do you find the UK different from the rest of the world?
What was the Guinness show about?
You've written a book about Patrick?
Some people say he paid the price for pushing the limits too far,
what would you say?
Adrian Nicholas was talking to Lesley Gale
Go to Adrian's tribute to Patrick de Gayardon