Jay Cochrane, Skywalk 2012
Jay Cochrane, Skywalk 2012

 

For over Fifty Years, Jay Cochrane graced the skies with his performances, with each walk a spellbinding performance as he created "highways in the sky."

His skywalk above the Yangtze River in China's Qutang Gorge is considered the greatest highwire walk ever. The Great China Skywalk was viewed in-person by an audience of 250,000, and live China TV coverage was viewed in the PRC and around the world by an estimated one-billion people. Jay's skywalk stretched 2,098 feet (639m) over the Yangtze River at a height of 1,340 feet (408m), the highest and longest highwire walk ever completed.

His death from cancer on October 30, 2013, was a devastating blow to all who loved and adored him. Jay Cochrane will be remembered forever for his genorisity and his showmanship.

Read Shane Peacock's tribute to Jay Cochrane, celebrating a life that truly was above the world.