S2 / EP33: LUKE AIKINS

Luke Aikins is a skydiver that is known to the masses as the guy who jumped out of a plane at 25,000 feet without a parachute and lived to tell the story.  That is only part of his story.  From personal tragedy to finding the dream sponsor that enabled him to have a career, Luke has always defied the “adrenaline junky” stereotype thrust upon skydivers of his caliber.  On the podcast, we talk about some incredible projects that he’s been a part of and the one he’s currently planning, which will be one of the most insane stunts of all time. 

Luke Aikins Show Notes: 

2:00:  His property in Shelton, Pearl Jam

5:00:  Military brat, growing up Washington, and family skydive operation

10:00:  What is he into growing up and the family practice of starting skydiving

15:00:  What does he do after high school, thoughts on being a skydive bum, and college

20:00:  Close calls in the beginning, Point Break,

21:30:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery:  My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner

24:00:  What parts of skydiving is he into in the 90’s, branching out, and niches

29:00:  The accident

34:30:  Red Bull changes his life path 

37:00    The Felix Jump from space

44:00:  Hollywood, movies and traveling

46:00:  Shane McConkey

50:00:  Heaven Sent: When Luke jumped out of a plane without a parachute

59:00:  His next stunt

62:00:   Inappropriate Questions asked by guest Andy Farrrington