Wing on a Current
Queenstown BASE jumper and cameraman Chuck Berry, famed for the longest unassisted ‘wingsuit’ flight, has leapt off the top of Terror Peak in Milford Stand once again with wings “turning a nine-second freefall into a 35-second freefall”. Together with Americans Miles Daisher and Shane McConkey, the trio was delivered by helicopter to the top of the Peak. “I love turning a dream into a reality,” Berry says. “It’s all the talking that has got us here and now the talking is over and it’s time for the doing. And the doing is the best part.” Berry has completed over 45,000 skydives and pioneered the sport of BASE jumping. He is an aircraft engineer by trade.