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    Stunt performers are seen flying with winged suit in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Eight stuntmen led by American Jeb Corliss flew through a narrow geological formation named "Tianmen Hole" in Zhangjiajie here on Saturday.
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    Welcome to the press conference held by the Information Office of the Hunan Provincial People's Government and

    Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Saturday) September 24, 2011

    Place: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park

    The city of Zhangjiajie in Central China's Hunan Province is going to see some of the world's best wingsuit flyers, including American Jeb Corliss, perform their incredible feats as part of a demonstration of the so-called world's most dangerous sports on September 24.

    • Jeb Corliss

      Jeb Corliss (born March 25, 1976), is a professional and well-known BASE jumper... [More]

    • Matt Gerds

      Matt is known to the world as an all-round professional base jumper and has embraced... [More]

    • Barry Halubeck

      Barry Halubeck is an excellent, adept and professional base jumper and wingsuit flyer. [More]

    • Roberta Mancino

      Roberta Mancino is the only female jumper of this activity. She is an Italian skydiver, BASE...[More]

    • Iiro Seppanen

      Iiro Seppanen(born July 13, 1975) is a Finnish producer, director and also an author. He is keen in base...[More]

    • Douggs McDougall

      Chris Douggs McDougall is a professional BASE jumper with 2150+ BASE jumps and a famous BASE... [More]

    • Stephen Muller

      Stephen has twelve-year experience of base jump and has pocketed an amazing record of ...[More]

    • York Thammer

      York, born in 1986, comes from Norway labeled with a long history of base jumping...[More]

    • Joby Ogwyn

      Joby Ogwyn ( 8 August, 1974) is an American base jumper ,wingsuit flyer mountain climber...[More]

    • Jeff Nebelkopf

      Jeff Nebelkopf, a full-time sponsored professional skydiver, is the Head Wingsuit Designer...[More]


    Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Saturday) September 24, 2011
    Place: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
    Phase I: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Wingsuit Flying and Base Jumping
    The nine Wingsuit Flyers will jump out of the cable crane boxes or off the top of the mountain cliffs and give a performance of wingsuit flying and base jumping.
    Phase II: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Jeb Corliss Flying Through Tianmen Hole
    Jeb Corliss and another five flyers will be carried 2,000 meters into the sky by helicopters, after which they will jump out of the aircraft and fly to the ground using special webbed suits that will allow them to glide through the air.
    Besides jumping off the helicopter about 2,000 feet above the cave, Jeb Criliss will fly toward the Tianmen Hole, and it will only takes 30 to 40 seconds before he approaches the cave.
    Phase III: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Awarding and Press Conference

    The city of Zhangjiajie in Central China's Hunan Province is going to see some of the world's best wingsuit flyers, including American Jeb Corliss, perform their incredible feats as part of a demonstration of the so-called world's most dangerous sports on September 24.
    Wingsuit flying, also called the extremest of the extreme sports, is the only sport in which people can simply spread their arms and fly like a bird through the air, wearing only a special jumpsuit without any engine.
    Professional wingsuit jumper Jeb Corliss has jumped from Paris' Eiffel Tower and Seattle's Space Needle, among other terrifying heights. Another eight jumpers from the US, Italy, Finland and Norway will also join Corliss in flying through the Tianmen Cave of Tianmen Mountain, eight kilometers away from downtown Zhangjiajie.
    "I will jump off the helicopter about 2,000 feet above the cave, then I will fly toward it. It only takes 30 to 40 seconds before I approach the cave," Corliss said at a press conference in Beijing Wednesday. "It is very challenging and demanding and requires immense technical skill to achieve."

    Jeb Corliss (born March 25, 1976), is a professional and well-known B ASE jumper, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer. He has jumped from sites including Paris' Eiffel Tower, Seattle's Space Needle, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    He is also the original host of Discovery Channel series Stunt Junkiesㄛis a professional base jumper, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer in the world.
    He has successively completed nearly one thousand wingsuit flying and base jumping in 16 countries since 1998, including the world-famous landmarks such as the Royal Gorge Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge in USA, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Seattle's Space Needle and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Jeb is currently working on a plan to jump from helicopter with his wing suit and land without a parachute.
    oO September 24, he will jump off a helicopter hundreds of meters high from the Tianmen mountain in a wingsuit , fly through Tianmen hole and land at the designated place.

    Matt is known to the world as an all-round professional base jumper and has embraced stunningly rich experience of base jump for more than ten years. He is good at base jumping, speed flying as well as traditional flying. Matt was the manager of the Ozonosphere, an international professional jumping-performing team. He has lead his teammates to jump to the extreme sport of Skydiving and has left his footprints all around the world including America, Norway, Austria, Malaysia and Japan.

    Barry Halubeck is an excellent, adept and professional base jumper and wingsuit flyer. He developed a crush on wingsuit flying 14 years ago, since then has devoted his drastic passion to it and has finished more than 10,000 flying hours as an instructor. As a Base Jumping and sky diving coach, he is very popular among his trainees.

    Roberta Mancino is the only female jumper in this activity. She is an Italian skydiver, BASE jumper, wingsuit flyer and an international model. She has participated in more than 6,000 skydives and won several awards and world records. She has gone on four skydives completely naked, and on five occasions her parachute did not open in mid-jump. In 2010, Mancino was named the World's Sexiest Female Athlete by the magazine Men's Fitness.
    Born in Italy, She started skydiving in October 2001, when she was 21. and after having made about 5,500 skydives, Mancino started BASE jumping along with Corliss. She has performed in 77 BASE jumps between August 2009 and November 2010. As of December 2010, Mancino has gone on more than 6,000 skydives.
    In 2003, Roberta Mancino ranked first in the Malevski Cup in the Russia Freestyle and the Space Games Freestyle. In 2004, she won first place in the Tunnel Competition in Orlando, Florida. She received both the Italian Record and Euro Record for skydiving in 2005, and won first place in the Tunnel Competition in Perris Valley, California. In 2007, Mancino broke the European Record for Formation Freefly and the World Record for Formation 69-Way Freefly. Also that year, she ranked first in the Italian Nationals of Skydiving. In 2008, she won the Women's VFS Award in Arizona.

    Iiro Seppanen(born July 13, 1975) is a Finnish producer, director and also an author. He is keen in base jumping and has successful conquered all highest peaks in six continents such as Mount Kilimanjaro in Afirica, Mount Elbrus in Europe and Aconcagua mountain in South Africa,etc. He has also jumped over countless landmarks.

    Chris Douggs McDougall is a professional BASE jumper with 2150+ BASE jumps and a famous BASE jumping instructor.
    He has bagged many awards in the international base-jump events including the 2003 BASE jumping World Championships and 2008 UK ProBase 'Who's The Daddy'.
    His life has been devoted to BASE jumping and skydiving for 13 years that have brought him endless joy and adventure and taught him what living life to the fullest really means. BASE jumping proves that nothing is impossible if you chase your dreams with passion and determination. His chosen adventure sports have taken him to all corners of the globe, exploring some of nature's true wonders, in the company of the world's most unique, inspirational people.

    Stephen has twelve-year experience of base jump and has pocketed an amazing record of 1497-time base jump and 2893-time sky diving. He has performed shows of skilled base jump in 13 countries and organized many in China and other countries. He also embarked on the related training for China's national base-jump team. His favorite memory is thar of the base-jump show in Jinmao mansion of Shanghai on China's National Day,2004 and another jump with 30 other practiced base jumpers in Russia. Stephen was one of the organizers of China Fengjie Tiankeng international base-jump festival.

    York, born in 1986, comes from Norway labeled with a long history of base jumping. He was a young but professional base jumper with crazy passion. He has devoted all his life to this activity in the past five years thus obtainibg the shocked record of finishing over 250 flights in two months. He is regular in all-kind-of jumping competitions and has pocketed countless awards as well as cheers.

    Joby Ogwyn (8 August, 1974) is an American base jumper ,wingsuit flyer mountain climber and adventurist from Santa Barbara, California. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro when he was just 18. He first climbed Mount Everest Himalayas at the age of 24 in 1999 ,making himself the youngest American with such achievements. At the age of 26, he made the record of youngest flyer who has subjugated the highest peak in seven continents. He was at the time the youngest American to ever scale these legendary routes. He's also the youngest mountaineer in history to ascend the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent). He is a top speed climber. In 2004 Joby made history by beating the speed ascent record of an 8,000 meter peak: the Tibetan peak, Cho Oyo.
    To people's amazement, he jumped from the Himalayas in 2010 thus becoming the first wingsuit flyer who conquered the Mount Himalayas. Joby is also the host of Adventurists on the Discovery Channel as well as held some episodes of Tavelling around the World of the national Geography Channel.

    Jeff Nebelkopf, a full-time sponsored professional skydiver, is the Head Wingsuit Designer and Chief Test Pilot at the Tonysuit company, which produces the fastest-selling wingsuit brand in the United States. Jeff has presided over nearly every major innovation in wingsuit construction and design over the past three years. In addition to designing and teaching, his in-air videographer credits include the first ever live broadcast of a wingsuit jump for NBC's Today Show, and film of Jeb Corliss proximity-flying down Mount Fuji for a Japanese television show, "World's Most Fantastic Heroes". Trained as a visual artist and sculptor, Jeff owned an ice sculpting business and worked as a commercial artist for 20 years.
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