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Daredevil Luke Aikins jumps from height of 7.6km without a parachute

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Daredevil Luke Aikins jumps from height of 7.6km without a parachute

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Daredevil jumped from a height of 25,000 feet without a parachute, landing in a net measuring 100 feet by 100 feet
Luke Aikins, 42, who has 18,000 jumps under his belt
After a free-fall lasting about two minutes, Aikins at the last second flipped onto his back and hit the net

LOS ANGELES: A daredevil skydiver on Saturday became the first to jump from a height of 25,000 feet (7,620 meters) 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 in Simi Valley just west of Los Angeles, landing in a net measuring 100 feet by 100 feet (30 meters by 30 meters) 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 in an email.

The Fox broadcast showed Aikins, who was wearing an oxygen mask because of the altitude, jump 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 in mid-air. Then, the three accompanying skydivers opened their chutes and seemed to rise up away from Aikins, as he fell alone.

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, which Aclin said was suspended 200 feet (61 meters) above ground with a secondary net below it.

Aikins previously said the net system would subject him to a G-force of no more than five g and break his fall for about one and a half seconds.

After he was lowered from the net, Aikins hugged his wife, Monica.

“I’m almost levitating, it’s incredible,” Aikins told an interviewer at the end of the Fox broadcast.

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Why do humans get a thrill out of doing such insane things?

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Why do humans get a thrill out of doing such insane things?

Watch This Lunatic Become The First Man To Jump Out Of A Plane Without A Parachute:


just finished watching this ..

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Michael Phelps was caught smoking a bong after becoming the most decorated Olympian athlete in the history of the game. Overnight, he lost millions in endorsement deals and disappointed so many of his supporters. Once the news broke, Phelps was quoted telling his agent “I don’t want to be alive anymore.” I thought Phelps was done. Instead, he’s made almost a full recovery and is on his way to his 5th Olympics. It’s not about how hard you fall, but how fast you get up. Falling is inevitable. When it happens, how long will it take you to get back up?

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