The founder of Phoenix-Fly is Robert Pecnik, the designer of the first commercial wingsuit and co-founder of BirdMan International, Inc. Robert started his skydiving career in Zagreb, Croatia in 1982. Since his early skydiving days, he has produced and tailored a number of RW suits.
In 1997, inspired by the late Patrick de Gayardon, Robert began working on a new wingsuit design. His first design was revolutionary, primarily in the field of safety. The quick wing release system provided the wingsuit flyer with the option to quickly and safely detach the wings in case of an emergency; thus enabling the jumper to continue his jump like a regular skydive by allowing complete movement of the arms.
Robert has worked hard to develop his designs into a broad range of performance wingsuits to meet the demanding challenges posed by human flight. Phoenix-Fly is continually evolving the realms of what is possible in the air, producing a number of different wingsuits to suit those who wish to fly their bodies to the absolute limit.
Phoenix-Fly is also responsible for the coach rating, which educated and trains experienced wingsuit pilots in terms of flying and didactic skills, allowing them to teach new wingsuit pilots. More information on the Phoenix-Fly Coach Course (PFC) can be found on our website.