FIRST-EVER B.A.S.E. JUMP OFF ICONIC TOWER KICKS OFF RED BULL MOTOGP OF THE AMERICAS RACE
Circuit of The Americas™ kicked off the Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas in style on the morning of Friday, April 19, as two members of the Red Bull Air Force—a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced skydivers, B.A.S.E. jumpers and paragliders on the planet—performed the first ever B.A.S.E. jumps off the iconic Circuit of The Americas 25-story observation Tower. The jumpers, Miles Daisher and Jeff Provenzano, leapt off the 251-foot structure with a static line and opened their chutes about 60 feet into their descent.
From there they floated down, landing safely on the grass below. The B.A.S.E. jumps signaled the official start to the Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas sports and entertainment event, which takes place April 19-21.
The Red Bull Air Force will perform once again on Sunday, when Jeff Provenzano, Sean MacCormac, Jon Devore and Andy Farrington will skydive into the Circuit.
B.A.S.E. jumping is an activity that employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects. “B.A.S.E.” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs). Miles Daisher, who was part of the morning demonstration, has completed 3,301 B.A.S.E. jumps in his life (an unofficial record).