Vincent "Le Blond" Descols
Le Blond is half viking, half animal, and half Frenchman. He is a pilot, an air traffic controller, and one of the sickest wingsuit flyers on earth. We're excited to be working with him on the development of our suits, and his feedback was instrumental for the success of the Aura.
"FreeFly" Rob Heron
A citizen of planet Earth, for the longest time we weren't sure where Rob was from or where he even was half the time we were talking to him. All we know is that this guy can fly, and he travels the world with a commitment to positivity in the air and on the ground. And that's what matters, to us.
Dan has become a fixture in the Lauterbrunnen Valley where he (together with his wife Lisa) runs www.valleybasegear.com and coaches skydivers, BASE jumpers, and wingsuit flyers of all levels. A talented and dedicated skydiver and BASE jumper, Dan shares his wealth of knowledge willingly with the community and we actively encourage jumpers to link up with him to improve their skills and level of safety.
Cedric is a true veteran and a professional, in a sport that has few of either. He has been BASE jumping since before we had hair on our nuts, and currently has over 2000 BASE jumps (and 10,000+ skydives). Although he is highly experienced in a wide range of objects from ultra-low to super-urban, Cedric's focus is now wingsuit flying. He says of the Colugo, "I love it, the Colugo delivers everything that I expect from a wingsuit."
Robert "Scotty Bob" Morgan
In this day and age, truly well-rounded BASE jumpers are rare. Scotty-Bob travels the globe jumping full time, and not only in a wingsuit. We can't think of anyone else who is so experienced and so current in every aspect of jumping, from dirty-low slider down aerials to big mountain wingsuit flights, and everything in between!
Scott "Plamer" Palmer
Plamer is one of the most talented free-flyers in the world, and is one of the foremost educators and competitors in the sport. Plamer's skill in the skydive environment translates naturally to his wingsuit BASE flying, and he is a classic example of how being a better skydiver can (potentially) make you a better BASE jumper.
Baptiste is so talented that it can be frustrating to fly (or ski, or climb, or whatever) with him. After not touching a wingsuit for a half year he will still out-glide you without even trying. A mountain guide and soon to be father based in Chamonix, Baptiste can be seen playing in the Alps during every season of the year.
The youngest member of the RedBull Air Force in North America, Andy has racked up more skydives, BASE jumps, and hours flying planes than any of us can count. Mellow, humble, and as relaxed in the air as he is on the ground, we love Andy's attitude and consider him a role model not only for ourselves, but for everyone in the sport.
Carson, if you ask us, has got things figured out. He lives in Hawaii, where he can be seen surfing, paddle-boarding, paragliding and speed-flying, or working as a professional skydiver and helicopter pilot... unless he's pulling off some Hawaii 5-0 type adventure on the tropical coastline.
Charley is a doctor, but if you have ever met him, then you know that already. We like having doctors around, they come in handy sometimes. When he’s not treating our rashes and infections, he can be found BASE jumping all over the place, from dirty-low stuff and nice granite cliffs in the American West, to the raddest wingsuit lines of the Alps.
We met David randomly in Lauterbrunnen one day, and he turned out to be a pretty good guy. Turns out he flies well, too. David is employed by the American military, which is the back-to-back champion of world wars. When he’s not doing military skydiving stuff, he’s teaching new jumpers how to fly wingsuits, and traveling the world to fly his own – he flies the Colugo, and Aura.
Gunnar likes to go fast, and so he does. Have you ever jumped with someone who always seems to be out in front, and you just can't catch him no matter how hard you try? If not, then you've never flown with Gunnar. A professional race car driver by day, Gunnar's career has spanned the globe from the 24hrs of Le Mans and exotic sports car racing in Europe and South America, to the ALMS series in the USA.
Nathan Jones could be the most talented ginger we've ever met. Ever smiling, for the past two years he has been on the ultra-fast-track to become a wingsuit BASE jumper, which is not a method that we endorse, but we respect his full time attention to doing it correctly and somewhat cautiously and we are confident that he's got what it takes to enjoy a long career in the sport.
Laurent has been a crucial bi-lingual ambassador for Squirrel both on the west coast of the USA and in the French Alps, and is somehow mysteriously native to both locations. Currently residing near Chamonix, Lau can be found flying from mountains year round, with consistent and admirably dedicated focus.
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