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Accomplishments

Accomplishments

Felix's highest and fastest jump over Roswell, NM.

"I want to inspire the next generation....I'm hoping that in 40 years there will be someone asking my advice because he wants to break my records."

Felix Baumgartner

Felix's Record Breaking Jumps and Accomplishments include:

Red Bull Stratos 2012

October 14 - Third and final test jump from an estimated 127,852.4 feet (38,969.4 meters) reaching a preliminary speed of 843.6 mph (1,357.6 km/h) (Mach 1.25) jumping from the stratosphere. This makes Felix Baumgartner the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall along with several other records.

July 25 - Second test jump from 18 miles / 29 kilometres above the Earth 97,063 feet / 29,584 meters and completed a free fall at a speed of an airliner - 536 miles or 864 kilometres per hour (latest figures sanctioned by USPA and NAA). This jump was a significant achievement in ballooning history but it also proved that safety and recovery systems are functional in preparation for the 120,000 feet attempt.

March 15 - First test jump with high altitude balloon and pressurized capsule: Freefall from 71,581 feet over Roswell, NM. Maximum speed: 364.4 mph. Felix is the third person to leap from that altitude and survive.

2007 - BASE jump from world's tallest building, Taipei 101 Tower, Taipei, Taiwan (1,669 feet)

2006 - Felix earned his motorized wings as a helicopter pilot at Twin Air Helicopter School, Van Nuys, USA.

2004 - BASE jump into Marmet Cave in Velebit National Parc, Croatia (623 feet deep)

2004 - World record BASE jump from the highest bridge in the world, Millau Bridge, France (1,125 feet)

2003 - Channel Crossing, Dover, England to Calais, France; first crossing of the English Channel with a carbon wing 

2001 - Nominated for a World Sports Award in London, England (category: Extreme Sports)

1999 - World record BASE jump from the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1,479 feet)

1999 - World record lowest BASE jump from Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (95 feet)

1997 - World champion title for BASE jumping in West Virginia, United States

Felix Fact:

The Austrian native is licensed to pilot gas balloons, and private and commercial helicopters.

About Felix