Sky Surfer

Sky Surfer

April 13, 1998 - Patrick de Gayardon, a French skydiver died on this day when his parachute malfunctioned.

De Gayaron blazed new trails in skydiving with his creative use of a snowboard. He pioneered the art of sky surfing, and his stomach-turning aerobatics appeared in many films and commercials.

On the day of his death, De Gayardon was testing one of the early wingsuits.

Father of the Zip

Father of the Zip

Old Bet

Old Bet