I'm personally eating some serious crow since hearing the great news that Eddie Braun, Hollywood stuntman, successfully piloted his team's rocket, Evel Spirit, over the Snake River this past Friday afternoon. But I never had any doubt he could do it as a professional stuntman, I just had doubt that the $$ powers to be would come through to allow him to actually do the jump.
It takes some serious b@lls to do what he did and he came through big time!! He also lulled me into thinking it wasn't going to happen with the silence that happened the weeks and days before the jump. But he did what a true pioneer does, he quietly went about his business and did what he was set out to do.. Eddie and team Evel Spirit were looking for a calm day with great weather conditions and last Friday's conditions in Twin Falls were just right...so they jumped the launch date by a day too.
Congrats Eddie, and sorry again for ever doubting that this could happen!! Like I said in my original blog, I hoped that you would prove me wrong, and you did!! Your courageous, heroic jump will forever be in the annals of Twin Falls and Idaho history!
And Evel's spirit (not your rocket) in the sky was watching down over you and most definitely giving you a kind wink and a thumbs up after you and rocket cradled gently to earth safely on the other side of the canyon..
Editor's Note (Again): Not to be overlooked, but you also have inspired the next generation of kids to do great things like this...Just like you were inspired by Evel and his stunt work and accomplishments when you were a kid!!