Miles Above Episode 3: 3,500 BASE Jumps... So Far

How Red Bull Air Force member Miles Daisher found a home, wife, and a world record in Idaho.
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By Scott Hart

"Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to do 5,000 BASE jumps?" says Miles Daisher, member of the Red Bull Air Force, in the latest episode of Miles Above, the video series on the elite skydiving team. The latest segment is devoted to Miles' goal of out-jumping every other BASE jumper on the planet.

"Who could live that long, BASE jumping?" asked Miles. It's a question he challenged himself to answer many years ago. "And that's kind of my hidden agenda -- that's my goal."

When looking for a place to call home, two factors weighed heavily -- one bridge and one woman -- on Miles's choice of location to help him achieve his goal of 5,000 BASE jumps in a lifetime.

The bridge that caught his eye was the Perrine Bridge -- a 486-foot tall skyway over the Snake River Canyon -- and the woman who caught his heart: a 5-foot-2 tall local woman named Nikki.

This undeniable double whammy landed Miles in Twin Falls, Idaho, the BASE jumping Mecca of the United States, where a life of daddyhood and freefall come together seamlessly with days spent hucking reverse gainers off the Perrine Bridge.

"I can do three jumps in an hour," said Miles of his prime BASE jumping location next to home, "And then still go and have a day with my kids or get to that 'Honey Do' list my wife's been building up for a long time."

Watch a new episode of 'Miles Above' every Tuesday. You can find the entire video series here.


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