World of the Bizarre
Skydiver to jump without any parachute at all
By T.K. Randall
July 29, 2016 · 58 comments
Who needs a parachute anyway ? Image Credit: YouTube / nrk / Anders Helstrup
Skydiver Luke Aikins will be attempting to jump from 25,000ft and land in a safety net on live TV.
In a world first, the veteran daredevil will be attempting to land on a net after plummeting from an airplane without any parachute, wingsuit or safety gear whatsoever.
To make things worse he'll even be performing the entire stunt live on television.
"If I wasnít nervous I would be stupid," he said during a recent interview. "Weíre talking about jumping without a parachute, and I take that very seriously. Itís not a joke."
Aikins is certainly no stranger to jumping from planes having already completed 18,000 skydives throughout a career which has included training elite skydivers and doing stunt work for movies.
The net he will be aiming to land on is around 20 stories high and half the size of a football field.
"To me, Iím proving that we can do stuff that we donít think we can do if we approach it the right way," he said. "Iíve got 18,000 jumps with a parachute, so why not wear one this time ?"
His record-breaking jump can be seen this Saturday at 8pm ET on the Fox Network.Update:
The outcome of the stunt can be viewed - here
Source: The Guardian
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