Portrait

Peter Salzmann

  • Wingsuitpilot / Basejumper / Skydiver
  • Stuntman
  • Sportscientist
  • Paragliding instructor & Tandempilot

Age: 33

Place of residence: Saalfelden / Österreich


Qualification, Education:

  • Bachelor of Sport Science, 2012
  • Stuntman at „Stuntvogel“, 2007 – 2014
  • Project head and Safety trainer in the national projects „Richtig Fallen“ and “Get Protected”(Accident- and fallprevention in schools, with more than 20.000 participants since 2008)
  • Skydiving since 2007, Base jumping since 2009 (> 750 basejumps)
  • Athlet, Instructor, Testjumper und Developer for the basejump brand “Pressurized”, 2012 – 2015
  • Self – employed since 2013 (Wingsuit Pilot / Basejumper /Stuntman / Paragliding instructor

Sports / Hobbies:

  • Wingsuit – Basejumping
  • Paragleiten / Speedflying
  • Skydiving
  • Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Traveling
  • Biking
  • Snowboarding / Ski mountaineering

About me:

My big passion is jumping and flying, preferably in the mountains at home but also in the rest of the world. After over 11 years in the sport of base jumping and wingsuit flying, it is a great pleasure for me to be able to call my hobby my profession.
It all started as a little boy when I started jumping on mattresses from my parents’ balcony. Then I improved, replaced mattresses with cardboard boxes and air cushions, and the jumps became higher and higher. To jump from even higher places i started skydiving at the age of 20. At that time, the BASE jumping idea was already there. But of course I knew that you need appropriate training and experience in skydiving. That’s why I got my license and then trained specifically for BASE jumping.
As part of a base jump course with Andi from “Pressurized”, I completed my first base jumps from a 110m high bridge in Croatia. Then I jumped from a rock face in Italy that was almost 1000m high. I then completed around 100 jumps per year in the following years and was on the road worldwide. The first 5 years I was captivated by jumping with so-called “tracksuits” (suits that inflate but have no wing surfaces), after that the focus went more and more to the wingsuits. Especially because you have a lot more jump options. Due to the evolution of the suits, the better knowledge of weather, aerodynamics, facts and dimensions of the different jumps and a lot of training, it is possible for me to jump new “exits” in my home country and to fly even nicer lines.
I look forward to many more jumps in the future, I like to face the challenge of new projects, film shoots or show jumps and plan these carefully and as safely as possible.