Marc Hauser (skydiver)

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Marc Hauser
Occupation(s)Professional skydiver, artist entrepreneur, motivational speaker[1]

Marc Hauser is a professional Swiss skydiver, artist and entrepreneur.[2][3][4][5][6] He is the founder of speed tracking and holds the world record for the fastest horizontal free fall.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Hauser is also the founder of Erfolgswelle AG, a communications agency.[2][5][13]


Speed tracking[edit]

Hauser is the founder of speed tracking, a form of skydiving.[7][8][12] The goal of the discipline is to achieve the fastest forward speed possible in free fall relative to the ground.[7][10][11]

Hauser gained his first experience skydiving at the age of 18.[10] At the age of 35 he received specialized training from Thomas Naef and Rolf Kuratle, two members of the Babylon Freefall Skydiving team, in Skydive Empuriabrava (Empuriabrava, Spain).[5][8]

He completed his first speed tracking attempt in 2009.[10] In October 2012, Hauser set the world record for the fastest horizontal free fall in Empuriabrava, Spain.[4][8][9][14][15][16] Hauser did not use specialized equipment to accelerate his speed.[9]

Chasing the Jet Stream - Guinness World Record[edit]

Marc Hauser is also the first human ever to perform a free fall jump into the jet stream near Forbes, New South Wales, Australia, on 30 June 2018.[17][18][19][20][21]

30 June 2018: Marc Hauser's free fall skydive into the jet stream nr Forbes/Australia.
Forbes/Australia: Marc Hauser jumping into the jet stream on 30 June 2018.

As skydiving suit he was wearing a thermal protection jumpsuit without wings (no wingsuit).

The exit altitude of the jump was at 7,400 m / 24,000 ft above sea level, the temperature at -40° Celsius / -40 °F. At exit altitude the jet stream speed was 137 km/h (85 mph). The groundspeed / horizontal speed of Marc performing this free fall skydive was at 270 km/h (167 mph). During his free fall Hauser covered a horizontal distance of 5.9 km / 3.66 miles in total. Hauser opened his parachute at 2,000 m / 6,500 ft altitude above ground.

The BBC World News documentary Chasing the Jet Stream [22] covers the free fall jump into the jet stream in three parts, which aired on 2, 8 and 15 December 2018. The documentary highlights both Marc Hauser's goal to raise awareness for cleantech-pioneering enterprises using airborne wind energy systems, as well as the execution of the preparations that eventually lead to the free fall jump into the jet stream.[23]

In 2019, the Guinness World Records honored the parachute jump as the world's first skydive into the jet stream.[1]

Other projects[edit]

He created a watch collection with Formex Watch SA, a Swiss watch manufacturer, in October 2013.[24]

Marc Hauser also owns a naming agency erfolgswelle® AG Namensagentur and inspires larger audiences as a motivational and keynote speaker.

Personal life[edit]

Marc Hauser lives in Bern, Switzerland with his two daughters.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Redner Thema Mut und Motivation: Marc Hauser, Referent und Keynote Speaker". Erfolgswelle. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The speaker on the topic of courage: Marc Hauser, motivational keynote speaker from Switzerland". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Marc Hauser, born 1971". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "304 km/h Kopf voran: Berner ist der Schnellste der Welt". 20 Minuten. October 8, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d "One Man , One Dream, One Record..." Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "EpicTV Weekly 23: How to Survive a Wingsuit Crash, Quik Pro France and Adventure News". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Skydiving World Record: SPEED TRACKING 188.9 mph by Motivational Keynote Speaker Marc Hauser". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d Daniel Dubouloz (April 2013). "Der Geschwindigkeitsjäger". AeroRevue.
  9. ^ a b c "Speed Tracking - New Speed Record". Australian Parachute Federation.
  10. ^ a b c d Daniel Ernst (October 9, 2012). "Rasanter Flug in den Fallschirm". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "So schnell flog noch keiner". Der Sonntag. October 7, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Speed Tracking Record". October 11, 2014. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  13. ^ "Sport und Wirtschaftgipfel". Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  14. ^ "Twofold focus on speed at Formex". October 10, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  15. ^ "World Record! Speed record in skydiving with Marc Hauser". Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  16. ^ "Geschwindigkeits-Weltrekord im Fallschirmspringen". October 9, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "More than just a world first for skydiving". November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  18. ^ Feusi, Alois (2 July 2018). "Marc Hausers grosser Sprung". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  19. ^ Feusi, Alois (27 March 2018). "Das Wetter verzögert den Rekordsprung in den Jetstream". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  20. ^ Feusi, Alois (21 December 2017). "Höllenritt im Jetstream". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  21. ^ Krumnacker, Jan (1 December 2018). "Trotz Höhenangst sprang er aus 7400 Metern". Blick. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  22. ^ "World record-holding skydiver jumps into a Jet Stream - BBC News". youtube - BBC World News. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  23. ^ von Planta, Claudio (25 November 2018). "CHASING THE JET STREAM". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  24. ^ "Need for Speed" (PDF). February 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.

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