From Helicopter to Skyscraper, from Skyscraper to Ground

19 febrero 2008

Felix Baumgartner is a skydiver and a BASE jumper. His nickname is "Fearless Felix" and "God of the skies" because of the dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. His most stunning jump took place in August 18, 2006, when he parachuted onto the top of a sweden skyscraper and then jumped off it to the ground.

"It was exactly 6:40 am when Felix jumped out of a helicopter, pulled his ripcord and-shortly thereafter-landed on the roof of the Turning Torso, the diameter of which is a mere 11 meters. Three minutes passed before Felix went for his next jump, this time from the building’s roof. After three seconds in free-fall, “502” pulled his ripcord for the second time that day, landed safe and sound on Swedish ground just a few seconds later, and left the scene of his feat on a motorcycle. "I did it because they said it was impossible.” [1]

On January 30, 2006, he jumped from Torre Mayor, México:

On 12 December 2007 he became the first person who jumped from the 91st floor of the tallest completed building in the world, Taipei 101, in Taiwan: