Perfect Madness by Alastair Macartney


Skydiver, BASE jumper, Chief Mischief Maker and friend of Blue Skies Mag Alastair Macartney has just released his first book entitled Perfect Madness: Escaping The Confines Of Conformity, Making The Impossible Possible And Redefining The Road To Success In Your Life!

For the rest of this month it’s only $0.99!

It’s fun and easy read, designed for everyone that wants to live their dreams and create new possibilities. There are chapters on Redefining Possible and Developing Your Future as well as lessons such as; The Dragon Won’t Eat You, Danger Perception, Be Mad and Reach For The Stars. Skydivers in particular will be interested in the chapter on Fear and those interested in competitions will like the Mindful and Stamina chapters.

The deal is already set up via – no special coupons or secret handshakes needed. Visit this link to purchase. Once you are done reading, come back to and leave a review, helping your fellow jumper sell some more books. Did we mention he’s a brand new dad as well? And that baby needs new shoes for winter? Come on now, spot him a dollar and get a great book!

For more information, updates and mischief, follow Alastair on Facebook or check out the page for additional resources.


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Perfect Madness: Escaping The Confines Of Conformity, Making The Impossible Possible And Redefining The Road To Success In Your Life!

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We told you that Alastair Macartney was planning to BASE jump into the TEDxTC talks and … he did it!

We won’t take full credit for the audience giggle at 5:50 but hey that’s us!

Well done, Alastair, we can’t wait to see the next adventure our Chief Mischief Maker gets into ;)

Liberty Memorial BASE Jump


image001-1Alastair Macartney of jump4heros is a well-known BASE jumper and canopy pilot, as well as an officer in the British Army.  As this post is penned, Alastair is huddled in a hotel room somewhere in Kansas City with a bunch of nylon and lines strewn all over the hotel room floor, meticulously working his way through a BASE packjob.

Come morning, Alastair plans to unfold the poppy logoed Troll 265 by stepping off the 217 foot Liberty Memorial at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, KS. The jump is intended to raise awareness for the members of Armed Forces, past and present. To read more about the background of this jump which is performed in conjunction with Alastair’s upcoming talk at TEDxKC, check out his blog.

Teaming up with TEDxKC and the National World War I Museum, he will perform this never before attempted feat using a canopy emblazoned with a Poppy logo — the famous symbol from the Great War. On Tuesday evening he will talk about his experiences at TEDxKC; this year’s program theme is Defy Impossible. Very fitting.


And now that all the stars did align and weather cooperated, we are happy to confirm that the jump took place.  On live TV to boost. You can watch the news video via Fox News 4 in Kansas City.   If you are keen to catch a glimpse of Alastair’s last TED talk, click here: I Believe I Can Fly.

Jump4Heroes Eiger Wingsuit Formation BASE Jump. Yeah.

Here is a striking Wingsuit Base Video to send you in to the weekend, compliments of our Jump4Heroes friends. Enjoy!

Mission To The Eiger

We’ve serialised the story in the last 3 magazines and now, finally, we get to see the result. This video shows Jump4Heroes, The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team, standing on the edge of the north face of the Eiger. The Afghanistan veterans bow their heads in silence, remembering all servicemen past and present, before leaping off. The trio, consisting of Alastair Macartney, Spencer Hogg and Deane ‘Smudge’ Smith have smoke trailing as they fly their wingsuits in formation.

This is definitely one of those videos worth checking out and one that you’ll want to watch again a few times over the weekend. With aerial footage from BASE jumping legend Chris “Douggs” McDougall this will NOT disappoint. And, it’s all done to raise awareness for charity.

Check it out and don’t forget to Like the Jump4Heroes Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.