Ernesto Gainza Medina Wikipedia
Ernesto Gainza Medina (born March 5, 1979 in Valencia, Venezuela), is a professional skydiver, extreme athlete, stunt performer and stunt coordinator, skydiving consultant, skydiving instructor and instructor examiner. He is also an experienced BASE jumper, wing suit flyer and three times Guinness world record holder.
He studied Law at “Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua” in Maracay, Venezuela. In 2002 he decided to move to the United Kingdom to improve his English and to obtain a second higher education degree. On 7 January 2003, he made his first skydive. This proved to be a pivotal moment in his life and he decided to dedicate all of his energy and passion to excelling in that field.
In 2009 he founded the Flight Parachuting Demo Team which performed at major air shows and high-profile venues across Europe. Ernesto was considered a top canopy piloting competitor until his retirement from the competition scene in 2011.
Since then he has become one of the most outstanding aerial stunt performers in the discipline of skydiving. Ernesto prides himself on his ability to envision, plan and execute groundbreaking stunts in a safe and professional manner.
Ernesto is an experienced RED camera operator. This helps him understand the creative process required to deliver successful multi-media projects.
He is currently the executive producer for Down To Earth Film. A 60-minute documentary on his recent achievement, landing the world’s smallest and fastest parachute measuring only 3.2 square metres in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in April 2014. Down to Earth Film was created by American director Daphne Schmon, Actor/Producer Gbenga Akinnagbe and director/producer Jeff Pinilla in conjunction with NBTV studios New York City and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum crown prince of Dubai.
Extreme sports and aerial stunts are his passion and way of living. He is also an official test jumper for a one of the world's leading parachute manufacturers, Icarus Canopies by New Zealand Aerosports Daedalus project (Skydiving).
Ernesto has achieved several individual and collective world records and completed more than 8,000 jumps around the globe.
He is currently based in Slovenia, Europe.
United States Parachute Association professional exhibition jumper
United States Parachute Association coach
United States Parachute Association coach examiner
United States Parachute Association accelerated free-fall Instructor
United States Parachute Association accelerated free-fall Instructor examiner
United States Parachute Association “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” license holder
British Parachute Association “A”, “B”, “C” license holder
Emirates Aerosports federation “D” license holder
Fédération Française de Parachutisme Brevet "B3" "B4" "B5" "C"
United States Parachute Association Safety & Training Advisor 2013-2016
Emirates Aerosports Federation Safety & Training advisor 2013-2015
World championships in canopy piloting, Czech Republic, 2011
Italian canopy piloting nationals 2010
Czech canopy piloting nationals 2007, 2009, 2011
Spanish canopy piloting nationals 2007, 2008, 2009
German canopy piloting nationals 2007 and 2009
World championships in canopy piloting, South Africa, 2009
British Parachute Association skydiving nationals 2005
Stunt coordinator & stuntman for Bled Extreme Challenge - Bled, Slovenia, 2015
Stunt coordinator & stuntman for Xtreme Flight – Skydive Dubai’s project XCF. Dubai, UAE, 2014
Guinness world record by jumping and landing the world’s smallest and fastest parachute. Dubai, UAE, 2014
Guinness world record "most to parachute from a balloon simultaneously". Dubai, UAE, 2013
Guinness world record "the most skydivers to parachute from a ballon during the same flight". Dubai, UAE, 2013
Stunt coordinator and stuntman for Raise the sky & Skydive Dubai’s Project XRW. Dubai, UAE, 2011
First side-by-side formation with an acrobatic plane (Sukhoi 31). Ocaña, Spain, 2009
Landing on the rooftop of a 32-storey building. Caracas, Venezuela, 2006
Landing on top of a hot air balloon with a high performance parachute. Devon, UK, 2007
Landing a high performance parachute on the back of a moving sports car. Valencia, Venezuela, 2007
First skydiver ever to go through Puente Nuevo’s arch. Ronda, Spain, 2007
BASE jump from the highest waterfall on earth Angel Falls. Canaima National Park, Venezuela, 2006
Ernesto is a Professional Exhibition Skydiver and has jumped into numerous public and private events.Exhibition jump during Cadiz Air show. Cadiz, Spain, 2011 and 2013
Exhibition jump during Meydan world cup. Dubai, UAE, 2012
Exhibition jump during Pink Polo Cancer Awareness. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2012
Exhibition jump during Battle of Flowers festival. Valencia, Spain, 2010 and 2011
Exhibition jump during Malaga Air show. Malaga, Spain, 2010
Exhibition jump during Vigo Air show. Vigo, Spain, 2010
Exhibition jump for the 50th anniversary of the Battle or Normandy. Dieppe, France 2004
Down To Earth Film, 2015
Interview by DAT television, 2015
Interview Dubai one, 2014
Interview CCTV, 2014
Interview Dubai sports, 2014
Interview CNN, 2014
Nova Sports HD, 2012
TV program La Sexta, 2010
Interview Aprende Ingles TV, 2009
Interview SABC 2, 2009
Interview Antena3, 2008
Interview TVE, 2007
Interview Sky Sports1, 2007
Discovery Channel appearance, 2006
European Air show Council
Jack & Jones
Dubai Sports Council
Icarus Canopies NZ Aerosports
Icarus Canopies Aero
Larsen & Brusgaard
Go Fast Energy Drink
GLH Base systems
About Me http://about.me/ernestogainza