Captain Manicorn is an American adventure reality TV series created in 2019 by Jamie Leibert and Sandra Zinovyev. The series comprises episodes that document the entire process of the couple flying a parachute in every country of the world as an attempt to create a world record. The show premiered in June 2020 on Facebook and has released a total of 18 episodes since then.
The idea of creating Captain Manicorn was conceived during the COVID-19 Pandemic when the founders Jamie Leibert and Sandra Zinovyev lost their event-based business. This resulted in them pursuing their dream of flying a parachute in every country and documenting the adventurous journey.
The general format of each episode is the premise that the team members Jamie Leibert (Captain Manicorn) and Sandra Zinovyev (Captain Ladycorn) and their pet dog Freedom (The Flying Freedom) embark on an adventurous journey overcoming impossible obstacles, risk severe injuries, and push every limit in order to fulfill their dream of being the first man and woman to fly a parachute in every country of the world.
There are mostly wild terrains – jungles, forests, or similar non-urban areas, where the team sets camp and documents their journey. Apart from the series episodes, Captain Manicorn also has several weekly updates on their Facebook channel.
- Stranded in a Bunker in Norway
- Extreme Sports Week in Norway
- Everything went wrong in Denmark
- Speed Soaring the Denmark Dunes
- Painful lessons in Netherlands
- My first Paragliding “injury” in Spain
- We flew off the highest cliffs in Spain
- Our card got stuck in a toll booth in Spain
- Skydiving and Paragliding over stunning beaches in Portugal
- How we almost got arrested in Portugal
- First time ice climbing and high altitude speedflying
- One wrong step means Death on this dangerous mission to climb up and fly off Mont Blanc
- How I broke my foot in Switzerland
- Camping in illegal in Austria (We found out the hard way)
- Slovenia surprised us in good and bad ways
- Skydiving out of military helicopter in Hungary
- It was like a dream, RIP George Maris
- Attempting to combine Flying, Skiing, and Sportsbikes in Romania
In the media
- "Two Americans get stuck in Romania during the COVID-19 lockdown: We believe Romania is a hidden gem!". Romania Insider. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
- "Spectacol și competiție acerbă la Cupa Fischer 2020". Ski Magazine (in română). 24 February 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
- "Featured Adventurers :: Jamie aka 'Captain Manicorn' & Sandra". Expedition Portal. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
- "Captain Manicorn (TV Series 2020– ) - IMDb". Retrieved 15 December 2020.