"It's a magical thing when you fall out of the air," says Miles Daisher. He loves canopy work so much that he's completed well over 2,700 BASE jumps, in addition to his 3,100 skydives. In 2005, he set a BASE jumping record by launching 57-times in a single day, climbing a total of nearly 29,000 vertical feet in total.
A United States Air Force brat, Miles grew up on military bases, which explains his UK wrestling championship and pole vault title. He made his first solo skydive at 25 and inaugural BASE jump two years later. Today, he teaches skydivers to BASE jump, and he and his wife Nikki also organize the annual Perrine Bridge Festival to raise money for special needs kids.
Miles is always stoked to advocate new sports, such as 'skyaking' (aerobatic skydiving while seated in a kayak, for a high-performance landing on water) and 'rope-swing BASE jumping' (launching a freewheeling BASE jump by swinging off a building or bridge).
He's also amped about release of the 'Human Flight 3D' film. "Instead of actors that do their own stunts, we're stunt men that do our own acting," he laughs. But the real showstoppers will be the movie's flying sequences: "We captured the most amazing footage," he declares. "People are going to feel like they're right in the harness with us!"Read more