CHASING THE JET STREAM

CHASING THE JET STREAM
2018 | 74 min | UK, CH

Directed by Claudio von Planta 

18:00-19:00 Apéro – Cinématte Restautand/Bar

19:00 – Opening Address the Mayor of Bern Alec von Graffenried

19:15 – Keynote Speaker: Marc Hauser

19:30  – Switzerland Premiere “Chasing the Jet Stream”

21:00 -21:30 – Followed by panel discussion

 

“We can power the whole world with energy from high-altitude winds.”

…says the first man to have jumped into the jet stream. New eye-opening documentary on the infinite clean power in the sky.  Swiss entrepreneur Marc Hauser and world acclaimed filmmaker Claudio von Planta have followed high altitude winds in the last 2 years, in particular the jet stream (jet stream = >100kph, 62mph., > 6,000m, 20,000ft.). The result is a gripping and eye-opening documentary on the challenges of the worldwide first jump into the jet stream. Highlighting a brand-new market for sustainable energy production. The documentary presents visionary airborne wind energy projects, which are using different approaches to harvest high- altitude winds but still are looking for investors to prepare for a market entry.

Keynote Speaker

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Marc Hauser

Keynote Speaker
Founder erfolgswelle® AG

"From the beginning i was keen to combine my passion for flying with a higher cause. I am convinced there is huge potential to solve many energy issues with better and smarter use of wind power. Hopefully my jet stream record will draw attention to these ideas and lead to more engineering inventions."

Short Facts

Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018

Place: near Forbes, NSW Australia

Altitude/ Distance/ Temperature

Exit altitude: 7,400m / 24,000ft asl

Horizontal distance covered in free fall: 5.9km / 3.66 miles

Temperature at exit altitude: -40° Celsius/ -40°F

Parachute deployment altitude: 2,000m / 6,500ft over ground

Speed

Jet Stream speed at exit altitude: 137kph (85 mph)

Free fall skydiver groundspeed/ horizontal speed: 270kph (167 mph)

Skydiving Suit
Thermal protection jumpsuit without wings (no wingsuit)