BASE Jump from World War One Liberty Memorial Museum - Alastair Macartney

BASE Jump from World War One Liberty Memorial Museum

BASE Jump from World War One Liberty Memorial Museum

Incredible.  Yesterday, I leapt from the 217 feet high World War One Liberty Memorial Museum.

Alastair Macartney performs a BASE Jump from WW1 Museum Liberty Tower-Exit

BASE Jump from WW1 Museum Liberty Tower-Exit. Photo by Thomas Lin, VML.

It was an incredible experience.  I got to be the first person to have ever made this leap and I did it 99 years after the start of the Great War.  As part of it I was privileged to jump in with the American flag and present it to a Vietnam Veteran – US military and UK military working side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder.  See the Fox News coverage.

The coverage went viral.  It was immense.  We got some great messages out, raising awareness for a variety of causes, including:

There was helicopter footage too which can be seen in the video below.

I met Mayor Sly James, who wants me to come back with the Jump4Heroes team to leap from City Hall!  He presented me with his Mayor’s Challenge Coin – only 33 have ever been presented.

Mayor Sly James presenting the Mayor's Challenge Coin to Alastair Macartney after his leap from the World War One Museum in Kansas City.

Mayor Sly James presenting the Mayor’s Challenge Coin to Alastair Macartney after his leap from the World War One Museum in Kansas City.

But now, for the people of Kansas City, and those that will be watching the livestream, I am preparing to share more about the jump and how I do it.  Tonight, in the nationally famous Kauffman Center, is the 5th ever TEDxKC and the largest TEDx event in the World.  Yesterday, many people said I defied impossible.  Defy Impossible is the theme of TEDxKC and I will share how I do it and how you can do it too.

The Kauffman Center, home of TEDxKC.

The Kauffman Center, home of TEDxKC.

Kansas City has been awesome to me and I’m proud to be here.  Now get ready to tune in.  I have an idea worth spreading and I want to share.  Update: Watch my TEDx talk below.

 

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2 Comments

  1. My favourite bit was as the flag raised you didn’t salute without any headdress on, good drills.

    • Doing the correct National protocols is also a great sign of respect. Thanks for noticing Andy.

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