Maša Mrvoš Ulić
Imaginarry Interview with Felix 'the Flyer'
Written by Maša Mrvoš Ulić (Teen 1)
Maša: Hello Felix! Thank you for coming. It's such an honour to have you here with us. Congratulations on your newest jump, it's pretty impressive; I mean not everyone would dare to jump from the edge of space. How do you feel?
F: Oh, hi! It's an honour to be here. Thank you, I feel really blessed and very proud and honoured, especially after Chuck Yeager... the man is such a legend.
M: We feel proud, too. So tell us, how did you feel, what was going through your head while you were getting ready to jump?
F: To be completely honest, I was terrified, absolutely shattered, especially 'cause I had already given up once.
M: So, why didn't you jump last time?
F: I felt I wasn't ready and when you are taking such a huge risk you need to go there cool-headed and fully prepared.
M: I hope that all the future 'space jumpers' are taking motes and listening very carefully. So, tell us a bit about yourself, your childhood. What made you want to become a jumper?
F: I was born in Salzburg, Austria... Gosh, I don't really know. I think that ever since I was a little boy I have loved skydiving and astronauts...It has always been my thing, my dream job.
M: Oh, that's so nice! All right, back to the 'jump from the edge of space. You've broken 3 records so far: for History Lowest Base Jump in Rio de Jainero, you twice set world record for Highest Base Jump from Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and Taipei Tower 101. Let's also not forget that you were named for Vienna Street of Champions and nominated for World Sports Awards, which by the way we really hope you would win. Also, you were nominated in categories in the NEA Extreme Sport Award and earned a lot of accomplishment in your life. If you could compare the jump from the edge of space to one of the jumps you had already done, which one would it be? Now, I would like you to think about it very carefully, this is after all a world record breaking jump.
F: I think... I think it would most certainly be my first jump, the one I made at the age of 16. It really felt like that. At the age of 16 not many people went skydiving... and I've just remembered how scary but at the same time exciting it was. It was a jump into the unknown, something I will remember for the rest of my life. It was one of the best choices I had ever made.
M: Now, that is an inspiring and touchy story. You've jumped from space, do you sometimes think that this is 'the biggest jump' you will ever make... I don't really think there's a jump more exciting and scarier than the one you have just done.
F: It is. However, I'm engaged. I'm getting married. She is an amazing woman and I honestly can't wait to spend the rest of my life with. I told you earlier how you have to be 100% sure you are ready and prepared to do it.... and with her, my girlfriend, I have never in my life felt so ready and sure in myself. I really love her.
M: Oh, you are such cuties. Congratulations and we wish you the very best! We also hope to be invited to the wedding!
Thank you so much for your time! Once again, congratulations on breaking a world record and taking a jump that is called LOVE. We hope to see you again, bye!