Skydiver jumps from 19th story inside Gaylord's giant atrium
In September, the Gaylord National Resort will host Red Bull's annual Flugtag event at National Harbor.
Teams build extravagant rafts and ride them off a ramp - into the water.
To encourage applications for the event, Red Bull pulled off a media stunt today. It featured a skydiver base jumping from the 19th story inside Gaylord's giant atrium.
For Miles Daischer, it was the shortest and most technical base jump of his career. And a Red Bull helmet camera captured the footage.
The 43-year-old father of three spent two months and completed 100 practice jumps back home in Twin Falls, Idaho, preparing for the jump.
Daischer detailed the difficulty of his jump, navigating under and over atrium obstacles.
“Like the big obstacles for me are the big railing, those trees,” Daischer said. “I think I'll be over them by a good 20 feet or so.”
Daischer holds the world record for the most base jumps, more than 3,200 total.
Thousands of tourists at National Harbor stopped to watch the indoor sky dive.
Paramedics were on standby, but in the end, the take-off and landing were perfect.
“It felt so good to jump off, open up my parachute, turn in and fly down,” Daischer said.
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