Bonzai Wingsuit Rentals is founded on the idea that everyone qualified to wingsuit should be able to experience flight with various suits before deciding on one to purchase. We know that each suit is as unique as you are, and we want people to be able to choose what works best for them. Each Phoenix Fly suit is customized for fit and flying style. Being able to test various suit styles before buying gives you the advantage in this sport.
For some, buying a suit is not only not economical but not practical. We want to help you get a suit fast, for the weekend jumps with last minute notice. Speed and ease in processing is our specialty. We just want to see people flying wingsuits; even if not with Bonzai, we hope you find a suit that is perfect for you!
Bonzai Wingsuit Coaching has a structured teaching program from beginning wingsuiting to advanced flying skills. Phoenix Fly FFC has been proven to be one of the most structured and safest FFCs, of which Darren Burke is a Phoenix Fly examiner. This means Bonzai is here to take you from where you are at and get you where you want to be!! Your goals are Bonzai’s goals!
Darren Burke is a professional Wingsuiter, Skydiver and Tandem master who specializes in wingsuit coaching and AFF instruction. With over 4 years experience flying Phoenix Fly, Squirrel and other suit manufacturers. Darren brings diverse knowledge to his style of wingsuit coaching. Implementing safe practices and techniques while educating his students from around the world.
After completing the New Zealand Skydiving School in 2010 to pursue a career as a Tandem videographer. Darren began an internship with Skydive Elsinore where he acquired his ratings and began working with wingsuiting. After 3 years at Elsinore, Darren began coaching at Perris Valley Skydiving where he developed in his own style and began coaching camps to increase skill levels on the Dropzone.
B.A.S.E has been the defining reason why Darren began skydiving. The video at the Brisbane Gap, the guy in a red jacket sitting on the road saying “this close”, was what initially inspired Darren’s dream of flight.
7 years later and over 800 skydives, Darren felt he had the collective knowledge and professional experience, to begin his B.A.S.E career. With proximity wingsuit B.A.S.E. as his main focus, he spends his summers in Europe wingsuiting, coaching and enjoying life.
For fun well……
Steven Holden holds both a USPA and Phoenix-Fly coach rating and is a dedicated wingsuit coach and load organizer currently based in Southern California. He placed 11th overall in the 1st FAI Wingsuit Performance Flying World Cup, and holds Oceanic Continental and Australian National performance records. Having had a passion for human flight all his life, he earned his degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2003 and has used it to travel extensively and develop his knowledge and skill in the various facets of aviation he has been involved with. In 2009 he completed his AFF at Skydive Madrid, and in 2011 moved to California to begin his wingsuiting career. Now with over 600 wingsuit jumps, and many first flight students already to his name, he continues to share his dedication and passion for flying with first time wingsuiters, experienced pilots looking to fine tune their skill set, groups of all sizes with specific goals in mind, and those just looking for safe and organized fun jumps or camera work.
Age : 36
Country : Venezuela
Jump No: 6.479
-USPA D 030433
-C.S.P.A No. 15669 (Canadian Sport Parachuting Assoc.)
-NZPIA No. 1457 ( New Zealand Parachute Industry Assoc.)
-A.P.F No. 7918237 (Australian Parachute Federation)
– USPA – Tandem Sigma , AFFI , IAD , Coach
– C.S.P.A – AFFI , Tandem
– A.P.F – AFFI , Tandem Vector/Sigma , Display Pro, Instructor D, Wingsuit Coach
Total Wingsuit Jumps: 1.096
A little history :
-Did my first Wingsuit Jump at Skydive Elsinore Wingsuit School with DSE – October 2009.
-Phoenix Fly coach in Feb 2011
-Creator and Administrator of the first Canadian Wingsuit School (Atmosphair , Quebec City 2012)
-Wingsuit Big Way 100 way , Perris Valley , CA, USA 2012
-Camera Flier for Flock and Dock 9.0 , Z Hills Florida 2013
-First Wingsuit Courses at Skydive Cuautla , Mexico 2013
-Australia Fastest Wingsuiter 2014 and 2015 , Paralog Wingsuit Race, Elderslie, NSW Australia
-Wingsuit Training camps in : Canada, USA , Mexico, Venezuela, New Zealand , Dubai , Australia
-Need for Speed top 16 video competition flier 2015
-Creator and Administrator of Byron Wingsuit School 2015
-Magazines Pictures : Parachuting , Blue Skies Mag, 90 Percent, Skydiver, Canperra, Travel Adventures, USPA Sim manual, Quebec City Adventures guide, Australian TV Shows and Magazine articles.
-Number of FFC Courses 56
FAQ and Information section for wingsuit rentals:
Question: What suits do you currently have in stock?
Shadow Edge 5′-5″
Shadow Edge 5′-6″
Shadow Edge 5′-7″
Shadow Edge 5′-9″
Shadow Edge 5′-11″
Shadow Edge 6′-2″
Shadow Edge 6′-4″
Phantom 3 5′-11″
Havok Carve 5′-11″
Havok Carve 6′-2″
Question: How do I rent a suit?
Answer: Find a suit here and select one of the suits in our available range that you prefer. Note the available sizes for each range. Click the green button below the picture labeled “Rent This Suit” and fill in necessary information in order to get the ball rolling. From there stand by patiently and wait for your new suit to arrive and use!
Question: How does pricing work?
Answer: Pricing will commence from the time the suit arrives at your location until the time it is received back at our location. Pricing is $40/day, $100/ week, or $200/ month. Your duration will round up. So, for example if you rent for 3 days * $40/ day = $120 you will only be charged for the $100/ week price.
Question: How does shipping work?
Answer: Please re-use original box that was sent with your suit to return the suit back to us. If you have damaged / destroyed the box and cannot be used for return, please return in a large box so as not to damage the suit or performance foam. The performance foam allows your suit to help mimic a rigid wing and is not a fan of being bent, so please take great care not to fold it as it will break.
Question: I’ve damaged the suit, now what?
Answer: Please contact us ASAP to discuss options and if replacement suit is needed. Condition of all suits are checked prior to shipping and once it has been returned. Renter is responsible for all damage to the suit and will be charged accordingly. Keep as long as you want and send back to our address. Please note invoices will be adjusted according to how long your suit has been kept.
Question: How do I lace up the suit?
Answer: As a reminder, if you are unclear about this step, we advise you to seek the help of one of our coaches Please see video below for instructions on suit rigging. Note that recent Phoenix-Fly design changes have been made there are some suits including the Shadow Edge line that use clips. Please see a wingsuit coach or email us if you are unsure how to fasten these clips properly. We take your safety seriously and any issue relating to assembling a wingsuit around a rig is a serious and potentially devastating mistake that can easily be avoided. Please contact us if you have any questions. We are working on instructions for this line to be posted here soon.