Mike was born into a world of piloting and aviation. To this day, his life revolves around the sky. Mike is one of the world’s most experienced paraglider, wingsuit and speedwing pilots. He is a master-rated paragliding instructor, tandem master and sailplane pilot in addition to his many years of wingsuit BASE and skydiving experience. Mike racks up over 150,000 air-miles each year traveling to wingsuit projects around the world. Mike is the COO of Squirrel and a primary wingsuit and canopy test pilot.
BIRDMEN: The Original Dream of Flight
For millennia, humans have looked to the sky and dreamed of arcing through the air, like birds. And now, after hundreds of thousands of years, the dream of human flight has become a reality: humans can fly. Wingsuit BASE Jumping is a dangerous and deadly sport that requires years of training, but a select few have committed their lives to the pursuit of the purest form of human flight.
Matt Gerdes, Mike Steen, Ellen Brennan, Patrick de Gayardon, Loic Jean-Albert, Yves Rossy, Jeb Corliss