South Loop resident is one of only about 100 people who compete internationally as wingsuit flier

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There are aspects of the life of South Loop resident Alexey Galda that read a bit like a superhero backstory.

Mild mannered theoretical physicist. Grew up in Siberia. Educated in Moscow and England. Regularly dons a blue wingsuit to jump out of airplanes at speeds north of 200 m.p.h.

Galda, 34, is a competitive wingsuit flier. He’s stood on podiums with the world’s best.


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