Wingsuit flyer? Who ever heard of such a thing? If you haven’t heard of it, you will be amazed:
Holy crap, I guess I need to watch the Discovery Channel, more, because I didn’t know there were people doing this.
More about Corliss via Wikipedia:
Jeb Corliss is co-founder of 3 Triple 7, a clothing label.
He was also the original host of the Discovery Channel series Stunt Junkies, appearing in 13 episodes, but was fired by Discovery as a result of his arrest (below).
I hope not. After seeing how fast he goes, I can’t see how that ends well…
In April 2006, Jeb Corliss attempted to BASE jump off the observation deck of the Empire State Building, while wearing a camera, but was restrained by building security and arrested by the NYPD. As a result, Corliss received 3 years probation and 100 hours community service, which was at one point overturned by a Manhattan state judge on the basis that Corliss “was experienced and careful enough to jump off a building without endangering his own life or anyone else’s”. This sentence was affirmed in January 2009. Corliss was later permanently banned from setting foot in the Empire State Building.
Hat tip: @MelissaTweets.