Mike Swanson speedrides in Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada on April 3, 2017.
Mike Swanson poses for a portrait during the Red Bull Air Force Training Camp in Los Alamos, California, USA on April 9, 2021.


United States

United States



The undisputed king of the skies, American Mike Swanson is a pioneer of freeflying and an incredibly skilled aerial stuntman.

Date of birth

January 9, 1973


Duluth, Minnesota, USA




United States

United States

Career start



Wingsuit Flying / Outdoor Skydiving / B.A.S.E. Jumping / Speed Riding

A third-generation skydiver, Mike Swanson took gold many times in the early days of competition of a developing discipline called freeflying. He now holds multiple US national and world championship titles, as well as multiple gold medals from the legendary Space Games and many other major triumphs in the world of skydiving.

The drive, dedication and skill in the skydiving arena set him up for his exploration into other avenues of aerial sports. He has once again found himself set apart in a very elite group of athletes in the sport of BASE jumping as well as the avenues of proximity wingsuit flying and as an aerial stuntmen.