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The following descriptions and videos are just a small sampling of the raw media contained within the Aerial Extreme stock library.

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NORWAY BASE :  
   

This is a compilation music video produced by Tony DiCola, aka (Donk). The video was created using many of the 154 BASE jumps that were made during an Aerial Extreme project in June of 2003. The weather in Norway during the project was amazing and the project produced some of the most spectacular big wall BASE jumps ever caught on camera. Jumps were made utilizing both wingsuits and regular jumpsuits alike. Hours of raw support material are available for commercial license.


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CAVE BASE JUMP: “Cave of the Swallows”
Located deep in a Mexican rain forest, nestled high atop a majestic mountain slope, sleeps the eighth wonder of the world, Sótano de las Golandrinas, (Cave of the Swallows), which is a 1,400 foot subterranean cave. Come along on a true adventure that takes you on a journey with world-class BASE jumpers as they investigate this enormous cave. Their ultimate goal is to jump from the cave’s small 160 foot opening and freefall several seconds before opening their parachutes and landing safely on the cave floor. Amazing video captures jumpers from every possible position including belly cams and head cams. Hours of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.

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WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDING BASE JUMPS: (Petronas Twin Towers)
     

Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you will find the world’s tallest building, the Petronas Twin Towers (1,483 feet tall). Base jumpers from around the world are invited by that country to participate in the first-ever BASE competition from a building. Hand cams, belly cams, head cams and ground-based cameras catch incredible footage from all angles. This is some of the most intense footage ever captured of BASE jumping from a building. Hours of supporting material includes interviews & sound bites.

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JETSKI SKYDIVE STUNT:

Stuntman Mark Lichtle of Aerial Extreme takes on the daunting task of becoming the first person ever to skydive while riding a jetski. From exit to landing the action never stops as Mark rides the ski out of the back of a plane for the ride of his life. Multiple cameras catch all the high-speed fun as Mark tries to keep the ski from going out of control. Only after Mark deploys his parachute do things go wrong. The jumpmasters helping hold the jetski stable lose control as Mark leaves the ski. With the situation in chaos the remaining jumpmaster is barely able to deploy the onboard jetski parachute. Luckily all goes well from there and everyone including the jetski lands safely. Hours of supporting material and sound bites.

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EIGER BASE: Switzerland
 
The Eiger is located in the scenic country of Switzerland. This 13,000 foot monolith plays host to a group of extreme BASE jumpers who have flown halfway around the world to jump this magnificent opponent of BASE. With a reputation for death, this mountain is given full respect as each jumper is flown by helicopter to the only jumpable point on the mountain, a wild spire of rock that reaches out from the sheer rock face creating a unique platform from which the jumpers will leap. Jumps include a group of 4 men who all jump together and open their parachutes within feet of each other after narrowly missing the jagged Click To Play Video in Windows Media PlayerwallClick To Play Video in QuickTime Player behind them. Experience wingsuit jumps that last over 30 seconds. The thrills don’t end until the last jumpers barely make it off the mountain as the weather turns for the worse. Cameras in 4 locations make for spectacular footage as the jumpers are treated to a day with incredible vistas. Hours of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.

BASE JUMPING IN NORWAY:

 

Travel to the pristine beauty of Norway’s unspoiled countryside. Marvel at the majestic granite peaks that line the Fjords that lead you to the quaint little town of Lysebotn. It is here that BASE jumpers from all around the world come to enjoy their extreme sport.

The 3,000-foot sheer walls provide the perfect launch point for these daring athletes. Jump with them as cameras are everywhere and catch all the action. Helmet cams, belly cams and hand-held cameras follow these daredevils all the way down. Freefalls lasting 18 seconds are amazing as jumpers fly their bodies far from danger where they can open their parachutes safely. Hours of supporting material and sound bites.

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BICYCLE B.A.S.E. JUMP:  
   
Travel to Norway and climb a 3,000 foot mountain that overlooks the beautiful turquoise waters that fill the 20 mile long fjord. Watch in amazement as a jumper rides a mountain bike off the 3,000 foot peak into freefall. Multiple cameras catch all the action including a helmet-mounted system that takes you right over the edge with the bike. 5-30 minutes of supporting material.
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BUILDING BASE JUMP: (LasVegas Stratosphere)

Las Vegas is known for gambling and entertainment. Ride along with two BASE jumpers as they work their way to the top of the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the Las Vegas Stratosphere, where they plan to gamble and entertain. Multiple cameras catch all the action as the two jumpers end up standing on the window washing apparatus, a thousand feet above the street below. After a quick speech the group jumps, deploying their parachutes several seconds later. 1 hour of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.

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BUILDING TO BUILDING BASE JUMP:  
   
Jumpers from around the world are participating in a rare BASE treat. They are given complete access to one of Malaysia’s tallest and most distinctive buildings, the KL Tower, a building over 1,000 feet tall. The building becomes the jumpers’ playground for a day and Mark Lichtle of Aerial Extreme takes advantage of a unique opportunity. He notices a swimming pool atop the 300 foot hotel across the street from the KL Tower. Mark determines that it’s feasible to land his parachute in the pool after he jumps from the taller building. With cameras on both buildings and a helmet cam, Mark makes the world’s first intentional building-to-building BASE jump into a swimming pool. An hour of supporting footage includes interviews and sound bites.
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WOMAN OF BASE: Petronas Twin Towers

Nancy Lichtle becomes one of the few women BASE jumpers to ever jump the World’s Tallest Building, the 1,483 foot Petronas Twin Towers. Follow Nancy from beginning to end as she travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to complete her BASE number by jumping the massive stainless steel and glass building that is the icon of that country. Supporting material from around the world is available that leads up to the climactic jump. Her jumps include 3,000 foot cliff jumps in Norway, a 486 foot bridge in Idaho and a spectacular leap of faith into the world famous Cave of the Swallows in Mexico. Hours of support material includes interviews and sound bites.

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WOMAN OF BASE: Eiger BASE
   

Watch one of the few women to ever challenge the Eiger and walk away a champion. Shelly Nackers, an experienced BASE jumper, has always dreamed about the Eiger but never thought it would happen. But when asked to join an international group of BASE jumpers on a quest to jump some of the best BASE sites in Europe, she couldn’t refuse. Follow Shelly as she practices jumping in Italy in preparation for this momentous occasion. Watch as Shelly is air lifted by helicopter to the Eiger’s ominous North wall where she first needs to make the dangerous transition from the helicopter to the exit site precariously perched 10,000 feet about the valley floor. Five cameras record Shelly’s quest as she makes the final commitment and makes the jump of her life. Hours of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.

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WOMAN OF BASE: CAVE BASE jump

Marta Empinotti becomes the first woman ever to jump the ”Cave of the Swallows”. Ride along with Marta as she prepares to make her first jump into the mighty cave. Watch as a dream of hers become a reality when she makes the 1,400’ plunge into the blackened abyss. 1 hour of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.

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246 PERSON WORLD RECORD SKYDIVE:

300 of the world’s best skydivers congregate in Chicago to attempt to break the existing record of 200 for the largest skydiving formation. Utilizing 12 aircraft flying in formation and a supplemental oxygen system, the jumpers make 23 exhausting attempts to break the record. After trimming the group’s size down to 246, and coming ever so close on previous jumps, they finally make the record on the 24th attempt and hold it for over 7 seconds for a new world record. 1 hour of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.

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SKYDIVING DOG:
     

People enjoy the wonderful sport of skydiving, so why can’t their dogs? Take the plunge over beautiful Monterey Bay with Sarema and her pet dog, Bear. Bear has made a few skydives but this time a camera goes along to see just how much fun Bear has. From 13,000 feet Sarema exits the large Twin Otter aircraft with Bear strapped to her chest in a specially designed harness. Sarema flies on her back to help deflect the 120 mph blast of wind that is created as the pair fall back to earth. After a soft opening both Sarema and Bear enjoy a smooth parachute ride back to the drop zone where Bear is happy to have all four paws on the ground. 1 hour of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.

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BIRDMEN OF NORWAY:




BASE jumpers fly specially made wingsuits that propel them and the sport of BASE jumping into a new dimension. Jumpers take flight from some of the world’s tallest peaks and fly like birds. These suits reduce the regular 120 mile per hour fall rate of jumpers to under 60 mph while propelling them forward at speeds heading towards 100 mph. 30 minutes of supporting material.

BRIDGE DAY: “New River Gorge” Click To Play Video in Windows Media PlayerClick To Play Video in QuickTime Player
   
This is the single biggest BASE event ever and it happens each year at the 876’ tall New River Bridge in West Virginia. Jumpers from around the world come to participate in this once a year event. Watch as expert and novice jumpers alike make the plunge into the New River Gorge. Jumps of every conceivable fashion happen during this 6-hour BASE festival. Watch the best to the worst, as the entertainment never stops until the last jump is made. From the bizarre to the flamboyant, anything can happen and it does. Hours of supporting material includes interviews and sound bites.
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LAUTERBRUNNEN Switzerland BASE:

Play with a group of international BASE jumpers who visit the pristine Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland. With walls ranging from 800’ to 1,400’ these guys have the time of their lives jumping from every conceivable wall including a 900 foot waterfall. Cameras on top and bottom catch all the jumps in spectacular style. The deep green fields and tall granite walls make this a stunning sight to behold and BASE jumpers enjoy themselves thoroughly. Hours of supporting footage includes sound bites.

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PERRINE BRIDGE BASE JUMPING:
   

With the only legal BASE jumping bridge available in the United States, jumpers flock to the Snake River in Idaho to practice their sport of BASE jumping. The 486’ Perrine Bridge is a perfect place to BASE jump as the calm waters and sandy shores provide the perfect environment for all types of jumpers. Cameras on top, bottom and on heads film all kinds of BASE jumping antics. Footage includes aerials, multi-ways and even a rodeo exit where two jumpers stacked on top of each other make a daring jump for life and live to tell about it. Hours of supporting footage includes sound bites.

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PREIKESTOLEN Norway:

Take an adventure with two friends who travel all the way to Norway to jump one of that country’s most famous monuments, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). Climb this majestic chunk of granite with these two good friends and watch as they make the plunge from this mighty granite monument. Thousands of people visit Preikestolen each year but this jump is made quietly in the still early morning air. Preikestolen is located within the 20 mile long Lysefjorden. Perched some 1,800 feet above the fjord, this towering slab of rock is a sight to behold. And with a steep talus plunging all the way to the water, these jumpers have no choice but to land in the frigid water. Hour of supporting footage includes interviews and sound bites.

 

WORLD RECORD SKYDIVE: Thailand Click To Play Video in Windows Media PlayerClick To Play Video in QuickTime Player

282 skydivers from around the world meet in Thailand to complete the world’s largest skydiving formation to date. Using Thai military C130 aircraft the jumpers spend days practicing for the big event. Ground cameras and freefall cameramen capture this momentous occasion when all 282 jumpers link together to make a new world record. Hours of supporting material includes sound bites.

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SKYDIVING RAFTS:

Skydivers not content with ‘just another skydive’ decide to make things interesting. With the help of a special tailgate aircraft, the skydivers launch a two-man raft with jumpers inside. It sounds crazy, but the raft actually flies. Making things more challenging, they decide to rotate jumpers in and out of the raft during freefall. 15 minutes of supporting material.

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BOXMAN SKYDIVE STUNT:

Skydiving is all about having fun. Some people define fun differently. Follow along as this skydiver decides to make a jump from 13,000 feet, inside a cardboard box - just for fun. Friends follow along to make sure all goes well and that the jumper can actually get out should there be a problem. After a few thousand feet of spins and tumbles, the jumper decides he’s had enough and breaks out, leaving the box high in the sky. 10 minutes of supporting material includes sound bites.

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BICYCLE SKYDIVE:

Take a ride on the wild side as a skydiver exits from 13,000 feet riding a BMX bicycle. A wild ride is just what he gets as the bike becomes unstable and starts to spin wildly out of control. The camera stays close to catch all that might happen. Eventually the skydiver can take no more spinning and lets the bike go. After deploying his parachute and landing safely he locates the mangled bike in an open field. 15 minutes of supporting material including sound bites.

 
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RODS:
 
Prepare to be mystified as you witness the discovery of a new and as of yet, unidentified flying creature. Caught on camera while taping other events, these creatures stretch the imaginations of us all. Described as a long skinny rod, hence the name, they are propelled by undulatingClick To Play Video in Windows Media Player Click To Play Video in QuickTime Playerwings which appear to cover the entire length of their bodies. It would appear that they have gone unnoticed due to their lightning fast speed. Only recently have they revealed themselves, evidently due to the proliferation of video cameras. 30 minutes of supporting material.

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