Sept 2011: Jumping on Live TV
The Jump: Jeb Corliss flies through “Heaven’s Gate” — a hole in the side of a mountain in Tienmen, China, in front of a live TV audience of hundreds of millions.
Why it Matters: It’s the first time a wingsuit jump could be described as a “megastunt,” putting a highly technical, death-defying flight in front of a massive live TV audience. “Jeb brought the sport mainstream. The skill with which he coordinated an event like that is pretty remarkable,” says Gerdes.Back to top