Wingsuit Heads-Up Display

May 2012 – Apr 2013 Daytona Beach, Florida


The wingsuit heads-up display is a skydiving helmet that uses semi-augmented reality to provide a pilot with real-time flight data via a display mounted over the left eye. An on screen display chip (MinimOSD), mostly used in first person view (FPV) rc-aircraft, is used to combine video from a helmet mounted GoPro with flight data from and Arduino that is mounted on the chest of the wingsuit pilot. The system also contains a GPS and pitot tube mounted on the helmet.

With this, the pilot is able to view real-time flight data such as attitude, altitude, vertical descent rate, true airspeed, heading, and location. The OSD also displays an arrow which points to the drop zone (the point of landing) which minimizes the risk of an off airport landing.


Wingsuit photo taken by Mitchell Phelps.

Ignite Discovery Day Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation


I would like to thank the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Honors program for their support and for funding this project.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Honors Program