'I want to fly helicopters' says space-jumper Felix

Felix Baumgartner - who rocketed to fame by breaking the sound barrier during a freefall jump from the edge of space - has been revealing his more modest plans for the future as a helicopter pilot.

More than 8 million people watched online as his body tore through the atmosphere at 833.9 miles per hour.

Baumgartner has made a career out of performing high-risk jumps, including skydiving across the English Channel in a wingsuit and base jumping off the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

But now with his quest for the ultimate skydive accomplished, he's looking for something slightly more down to earth, and wants to fly helicopters.

Baumgartner still can't escape questions about his astonishing jump. Figures show he broke a total of three world records, including the highest altitude skydive, longest freefall without a parachute and fastest fall achieved during a skydive.

One of the questions he still gets asked most frequently is what did he feel the moment he broke the sound barrier?

It's difficult to top such an astonishing achievement. But Baumgartner joked that he wouldn't mind teaching the UN Secretary General how to skydive.

Baumgartner shakes hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Baumgartner shakes hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Credit: Reuters

Baumgartner made the offer as he met Ban Ki-moon, who revealed he had never skydived - and looked less than enthusiastic about the prospect of a skydiving lesson.