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I want to find a nice decent job as a helicopter pilot.
– Felix Baumgartner
If I do something, it’s always 90% obvious and 10% unknown.
This claustrophobia was the only weakness I had. It’s not my fault. It’s just in my mind.
I can’t bear the thought of my mother having to push me around in a wheelchair. I’d rather die quickly.
I base jumped off the Jesus statue in Rio de Janeiro.
To jump and break the sound barrier will not be a mere record breaking experience or another extreme event that ends once the mission is accomplished.
Aviation – and space travel, in particular – have always been especially captivating.
I feel comfortable with what I do and I guess that my girlfriend feels the same.
As a little kid, I climbed a lot of trees because I always loved the bird’s-eye view.
If the Wright brothers hadn’t put their lives on the line, we would not be flying around the world these days. So we need pioneers.
I’m 100 percent sure I’m becoming a really good helicopter pilot.
They call me Fearless Felix.
Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.
I’m retired from the daredevil business.
I started skydiving because I loved the idea of freedom.
I always had the dream of flying, and the cheapest way is to become a skydiver.
Heroes don’t wear diapers. It’s just not cool.
Normally, when I skydive, even in winter, I wear very thin gloves. I want to be flexible, with fast reactions.
I was crossing the English Channel with a carbon-fiber wing on my back.
People should decide ‘are you willing to spend all this money to go to Mars?’ I think the average person on the ground would never spend that amount of money – they have to spend it on something that makes sense and this is definitely saving our planet.
I always feel the danger because you might always be subject to an unexpected or emergency event.
At a certain R.P.M., there’s only one way for blood to leave your body, and that’s through your eyeballs. That means you’re dead.
I like to challenge myself.
Well, I jumped for the first time when I was 16. I just loved it and immediately realized that it was what I wanted to do.
Let me tell you – when I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble. You don’t think about breaking records anymore, you don’t think about gaining scientific data – the only thing that you want is to come back alive.
Well, to me, my past accomplishments weren’t crazy. They required a lot of skill and careful planning.