Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Daredevil freefall from a height of 25,000 feet!

Daredevil Lands Safely In A Net In LA; First To Achieve Feat
A daredevil skydiver became the first to jump from a height of 7.6 km (25,000 feet) without a parachute, landing in a net in southern California, a spokesman said. Luke Aikins, 42, who has 18,000 jumps under his belt, completed the jump on Saturday in Simi Valley , west of Los Angeles, landing in a net measuring 30 metre by 30 metre) in a feat broadcast on Fox.“Aikins' leap represents the culmination of a 26-year career that will set a personal and world record for the highest jump without a parachute or wing suit,“ his spokesman Justin Aclin said.
Aikins, who was wearing an oxygen mask because of the altitude, jumped out of a propeller plane in a bright green outfit along with three parachutists. He later handed the mask to one of the other jumpers mid-air.
Lights were set along the side of the net to serve as a guide for Aikins to aim himself as he hurtled toward it. When he was on target, the lights shone white.
After a free-fall lasting about two minutes, Aikins at the last second flipped onto his back and hit the net. “I'm almost levitating, it's incredible,“ Aikins told an interviewer at the end of the Fox broadcast.

Source: Los Angeles, REUTERS

1 comment:

  1. I would have been scared to death. What a feat though.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺