Havin a blast a the Laureus World Sports Awards here in Monaco.
The two fastes men on this Planet together on the Red Carpet at Laureus17.
Always a pleasure to meet HSH Albert of Monaco and Mark Thomas.
I love to talk to the media on the red carpet. Especially when Usain Bold is next to me doing the same thing.
Introducing my new toy for the upcoming season. Ferrari 488 GTB, a wild animal built for fun & speed. Cant wait to put it on tarmac.
What a great honour to work with the pro’s from Red Bull Airforce Team in Arizona. Air Race World Champion Kirby Chambliss included. Love this shit!
Insane skydive with the boys from the Red Bull Airforce at Kirby Chambliss’s Crown Ranch in Arizona.
What a great Night at the Beverly Hilton. Legends of Aviation all over the place. Just had a nice chat with Harrison Ford.
Photo op with my sweet girlfriend Mihaela Schwartzenberg at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.
Red Carpet with my girlfriend Mihaela Schwartzenberg at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. What an outstanding group of people. Proud and honoured at the same time!
This in one a the coolest Actors I know and 300 is my favourite movie. I wish you all the best and enjoy your day!
You Rock Gerard
Thank you so much for visiting my website. You make me proud and happy.
TIME TO CELEBRATE the 4th anniversary of Red Bull Stratos. The movie SPACE DIVE is to remember everyone out there, that everything is possible! Passion, discipline, total dedication and the ability to motivate people for your idea are the key to success! I wanna say thank you to my awesome Team, Sponsors and Joe Kittinger, who was such an important asset to this program. I will never forget this outstanding journey and I am so proud that we’ve crossed the finish line together. How do you want to be remembered?
“Sometimes you’ve to go up really high to understand how small you are”
I AM GOING HOME NOW!
I know I am 2 days late. Wish you all the best and keep entertaining us. We love your show, your talent and your great sense of humor.
This awesome picture has been shot on the weekend over the Traunsee in Austria at the Heli Days. Andy Goetzendorfer in the Superpuma and me in the Bell 212 both from Heli Austria.
Picture by Lukas Kinneswenger
Returning back from the Airpower16 Airshow. What a great event! Awesome pilots, great performances and outstanding displays. Proud to be part of it! Thanks to everyone involved.
Eurocopter EC 130. What a great helicopter! Just landed at Villa Feltrinelli in Italy to pick up some passengers. Next- Venice.
Just watching the news. I am shocked. Don”t know what to say but my thoughts are with the people & their families in Nice. We pray for you!
Mark Zuckerberg deleted Felix Baumgartner’s facebook fanpage! 1,5 Million fans worldwide discriminated!
This is a total disappointment for millions of fans worldwide!
Yesterday early in the morning Facebook shutdown my facebook fan page and WIPED out 1.5 million FANS around the globe at the same time. Facebook told me that I am pretending to be someone else so I contacted them via the help center and also sent a picture ID. Nobody ever responded to me! This is completely unacceptable and if you wanna help to get my FB fanpage back than LIKE and SHARE my website with all your people to start the buzz!
Thanks to everyone for helping
All the best for your birthday Tom. You are a true inspiration and I admire your outstanding skills as an actor.
What a great place to spend time together with the girl you love the most. Portofino in Italy is one of the best hide aways’s if you need privacy away from paparazzi’s.
Muhammad Ali – professional boxer, social activist, a cultural icon, but, most of all, a dear friend. A big loss for human kind and for all those who loves, admires and respect him like I did. You will allways be an inspiration!
What a great honor. All the hard work and effort of me & my outstanding team finally paid off. We created history and inspired millions of people around the globe.
The highlight of Hard Enduro Racing in 2016. The jewel in the crown of the weekend’s proceedings is the Red Bull Hare Scramble, with 500 riders clawing their way out of the bottom of a quarry to try and conquer the Iron Mountain. And I will be there with aBell 212 Helicopter to take you guys on a ride up into the sky. From the 26th of June till the 29th of June 2016. Don’t miss it!!
Going to Barcelona Spain on the 4th of April 2016 to speak at a major event for SEAT.
The main topics are vision and imagination, leading complex projects,
team-building and how to cope with pressure.
Flying to Monaco on the 16th of June 2016 for another speaking engagement at the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala located at the Royal Opera House in Monaco.
These are the topics.
Lessons from a high flyer
Felix Baumgartner has a passion for pushing limits — especially in the air. He is an expert parachutist best known for space diving in a helium balloon over New Mexico, United States for a Red Bull beverage promotion and for completing an unprecedented free-fall flight across the English Channel using a carbon wing. What can we learn from him about the value of proper planning, preparation and the importance of taking risks to push the limits of what’s possible?
► It’s never too late to take a leap.
► Everyone has the potential to do something they think is impossible.
I don’t know what you were doing on March 15th, 4 years ago, but for me it was for sure a very special day. After years of training, research with my team, pain and sweat, I was ready and able to do the first test jump 21 km above the ground. On that day after I landed safely on the ground in Roswell New Mexico we all knew it is possible to break the speed of sound. It is only a matter of time until my dream will become reality- and it did!
Felix Baumgartner is drifitng his Ford GT for a movie shooting at the race track in Willow Springs California USA . Copyright Felix Baumgartner
Exactly today, 3 years ago, I had the joy to be the Action Sportsman of the Year, winning the Laureus Award, in Rio de Janeiro, from Morgan Freeman’s hands. Usain Bolt, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Valentino Rossi, Ronaldo, Michael Schumacher are among the members of this very exclusive club of Laureus winners. More to read on my website.
Together with my friend and supporter Juerg Fleischmann from the Lions Air Group we dropped free skiers on top of some mind blowing mountains here in the french part of Switzerland. Way to go!
Test flight with the EC 130 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters.
All the best to you Robbie and thank you for all the great moments.
Thanks for being such an inspiration and always there for me. Love you- your son.
After 4 weeks of hard work Felix is finally a US commercial helicopter pilot. Thanks to Alex, Aldo, Dan and Aron for all your effort to make his dream come true.
Going to Finnland on the 19th of March 2016 together with my Rally Coach Manfred Pfeiffenberger. Testing all day long for a week will hopefully rise my skills to the next level. Something big is coming up soon. More info´s later.
Helicopter vs. Drift car. Kuba and Felix performing together for the first time. Location is an old military airfield in Poland owned by the polish Rally Champion Tomek Kuchar. Two days of filming , 20 crew people on side, 2 drone’s, a specialized camera car, a 1000 horse power Nissan and a BO 105 helicopter blended together into pure action.
2015 has been an incredible successful year and now it is time chill out in a different city. LA is the place to be and that´s why my girl and me stay there for Christmas and New Years Eve. Will be back in Switzerland at the beginning of February 2016. Happy New Year to all my fans…stay with me also in 2016. FELIX and MIHAELA
Felix and Mihaela are competing together for the very first time at the Barburka Rally in Poland. Four stages plus the last on in the middle of Warsaw at night in front of thousand of spectators. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity.
Surfing without waves and still having fun. That is the concept behind electric surfboards. Send us your favourite surf pictures and we will ad them to our “Surf the Planet Signature Series”.
Can you pursue a 1000-hp drift car in a helicopter – like in the action scene of some Hollywood film – just a few metres off the ground? Alongside Polish professional rally driver, Jakub Przygoński, Red Bull Stratos world record holder and helicopter pilot, Felix Baumgartner shows us that anything is possible as long as you’re in perfect control of your flying machine.
In the Red Bull Heli Drifting video, you see Baumgartner in his two-tonne MBB Bo 105 (a Flying Bulls aerobatics helicopter) going after Przygoński’s Toyota GT 86 down a runway in Debrzno, Poland. In this redbulletin.com interview, Baumgartner tells us why he destroyed a dartboard and which job in Hollywood he’s most tempted by.
Felix was piloting one of the two Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS, together with Christopher Haase and Stephane Ortelli in the AP class. They’ve finished the race on place 9, among 53 competitors. The heat was on and of course Felix as an extrem athlete is always on the edge. Check it out when he was overtaking Ivo Breuker…!
Here is the link of the crash – https://youtu.be/IPbs6TtlOGU
The legendary 24hour of race at the “Nürburgring” is one of the most dangerous and challenging races on this planet. It is difficult to race but so easy to die here and thats most likely the reason why they called it “THE GREEN HELL”.
We know what you guys are thinking of…. Las Vegas it‘ s a special place to be, to gamble, to have fun, to …whatever. But not for our skydiver, who was there to…speak in front of a very interesting crowd, about… managing the risk, achieving the goals and dealing with success. For a guy who was not the best in school , it‘s pretty tough to speak in front of so many geeks ( sorry, guys, try to see the positive sense 🙂 and have fun and… have one of the longest autograph session after… So, no, he was not gambling in Las Vegas, but he won a lot more than money :).
The only issue where Mens`s Health did a black cover with golden letters was the one with Felix Baumgartner on it. As a tribute to what he has achieved and being a role model for sports and lifestyle.
Outstanding people have extraordinary effects on us. Felix Baumgartner is the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent. He is also renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. In his project Red Bull Stratos, Mr. Baumgartner left the whole world breathless and astonished as he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere and set the altitude record and greatest free fall velocity on 14 October 2012.
In recognition of his outstanding work, indomitable courage and determination to challenge limits and as such encouraging others to strive beyond the boundaries of any form, Felix was invited to receive this CGDC Award….in Austria, his mother country.
Spike Guy’s Choice Award in Hollywood is….the most wanted award, for the biggest name on this planet. So, here are some winners : Adam Sandler, Beyonce, Will Ferell, Gerald Butler, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood, George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges …..and we can continue, while you raise your eyebrows, trying to find the connection with our winner :)))
Ladies and Gentleman, The MANKIND AWARD goes to…. Felix Baumgartner ! And it‘s quite cool to see Jimmy Kimmel, Vince Vaughn, Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Lawrence and so many other famous people cheering for the Austrian skydiver….
When we hear a familiar name, we think we know all about that person…. But, there are always more spices to discover, specially when you have the chance to meet such a guy. Jackie Chan is a living legend and his professional story it’s a very inspiring one – actor, martial artist, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. Chan has been training in Kung fu and Wing Chun. He has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 150 films. He made it. And he was full of admiration for Felix, when they first met. Admiration and friendship rezist. On both sides.
They‘ve met at a French TV show – “Vivement Dimanche”, and they’ve hang out in Pavilion Gabriel, In Paris, celebrating his birthday. They share a passion back in their early 20th for….amateur boxing, both undefeated, even if the passion was there for a very short time. The amazing french actor , who’s “Stavisky” masterpiece is still in everybody‘’s heart, will always be a great story to tell…..
These guys just get along well together, every time they meet. Felix is a big fan of the great American movie star, who is also a pilot, (Cruise likes planes and Baumgartner…is into helicopters), but Tom really knocked out Felix, but telling him – “YOU ARE A REAL ACTION HERO, Felix, I just act this kind of guys ” ……….
Morgan Freeman and Eva Longoria were the hosts for the Laureus Awards Gala, in 2013, Rio de Janeiro, announcing that the WORLD ACTION SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR is….Felix Baumgartner. Another happy moment for Felix, another opportunity to meet some of the greatest athletes and sport persons of this world.
For those who are not familiar with these awards, here are some legendary winners, starting with Jean Marais, Sophia Loren, Celine Dion, and continuing with Michael Jackson, Shakira, Christoph Waltz, Giorgio Armani and so on… Yes, there is a connection with the famous book “Bambi, a life in the woods”, by Felix Salten, but Hubert Burda Media’s intention was and still is to recognize excellence and performance in various fields…including….sky diving and breaking the speed of sound. So, here it comes Felix Baumgartner, collecting another prestigious award , with this explanation : ” Baumgartner not only broke three records, but also created a global media event that fascinated all generations on a scale that has not been seen since the moon landing in the 1960s.”
Another great appearance for Felix in Jay Leno’s show, this time for his outstanding jump from the stratosphere, in 2012. In the same evening, Tom Cruise and col. Joe Kittinger were sitting next to Felix and Kool and the Gang were the musical guests in Jay Leno’s Late Night Show.
The fact that Felix was the first person ever to skydive across the English Channel became a major subject around the world, back in 2005. No wonder Jay Leno wanted him in his show, for the first time. Double pleasure for Felix – he became friend with one of the greatest TV host of all times, but he also had the chance to spend precious moments with … the missing Michael Clark Duncan, the great American actor (The green mile, Planet of the Apes, The Scorpion King, Armageddon…)….