First Man To Jump Out of a Plane With No Parachute And Survived Goes Viral
A skydiver has made history by being the first person to jump from a plane at 25,000 feet in the air without having a parachute at the back Now, the video footage has emerged, and it is damn frightening.
Why exactly you would want to do that’s not immediately apparent, but for whatever reason, 42-year-old Luke Aikins did it, and he landed in a giant web.
He moved, up in a small propeller-driven aircraft and then threw himself out of it with no security measures in place.
For his troubles, he’s now in the Guinness Book of Records for its only man ever to attempt such a feat. Technically, he implemented the first ever complete planned jump from an aeroplane without a parachute. I mean, why not?
The whole thing was captured in some reasonably dizzying footage which was shared with radio host Ken Rutkowski; he tweeted out the entire terrifying skydive.
After landing at the massive internet – which must have been something of a relief – Mr Aikins said:”I’m almost levitating, it is outstanding.
“This thing only happened. I can not even express how I feel.”
Let me take a go – it sounds utterly terrifying. Many people wouldn’t fancy jumping out a plane, even given a parachute.
Luckily, that is precisely what Luke Aikins is. He’s a skydiving and BASE (Bridge, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumper and is, ironically enough, a safety and training advisor for the United States Parachute Association.
You’d have to imagine that principle number one of parachute course is:”Do not leave the fucking airplane without your parachute.”
He has worked on stunts for the Iron Man movies and was among the folks that assisted fellow stuntman Felix Baumgartner prepare for his record-breaking jump from the edge of space.
He is a 44-year-old from Texas and has a spouse in addition to a young kid. Seems like the perfect candidate for flinging themselves from an aircraft up several miles in the skies without a parachute.