Eli Thompson (skydiver)

Eli Thompson July 11, 1973 – August 28, 2009 was an American skydiver and BASE jumper

Thompson performed over 13,000 skydives He was part of the 1996–2000 world champion skydiving team the Flyboyz Thompson hosted 30 episodes of Stunt Junkies on the Discovery Channel between 2006 and 2007, and worked as an aerial stuntman in Austin Powers in Goldmember From 2001 until his death he was a professional Red Bull athlete

Thompson died on August 28, 2009, while performing a wingsuit proximity-flying jump from a helicopter in the Swiss Alps, when he accidentally hit the side of the mountain

Thompson was married to Sarah Farooqui Thompson had two children; as of September 2009, his wife was pregnant with his first boy

Eli was a pioneer in the aerial discipline of freeflying in the skydiving sport along with his Flyboyz teammates


  1. ^ a b "Eli Thompson 1973-2009" Archived from the original on August 31, 2009 Retrieved 8 August 2015 
  2. ^ "Eli Thompson Flyboyz Biography" Archived from the original on August 31, 2009 Retrieved 8 August 2015 
  3. ^ a b c "Discovery Channel :: Stunt Junkies: Meet the Hosts" Archived from the original on March 4, 2009 Retrieved 8 August 2015 
  4. ^ Eli Thompson - IMDb

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