Cliff Gerstman Escapologist!
*Escape Artist* *Stunt Performer* *Fundraiser* *Emcee*
My World Record
Sometimes life throws a prize your way. In 2007 I was invited to board a plane that flies in a parabolic maneuver and gave us a brief period of zero gravity. This allowed us to float and fly.
The plane was flown by a company called "Go Zero G" and sponsored by Northrup-Grumman. How did I mange to get invited on this plane? Simple: dumb luck and connections.
I asked for permission to bring my straitjacket, and after some debate, I was allowed to do just that. I performed the world's first and so far only zero gravity straitjacket escape.
The flight itself was quite a thrill, even without setting a world record. Possibly the most amazing part was that I made the escape while recovering from a broken arm. My doctor did not approve, and I kept that part a secret from the plane's staff.