This man leapt 2,400ft from a helicopter with no parachute, only a specially made "wing suit".
This man has more guts than anyone I’ve heard of in quite some time!
Shown above is Gary Connery, 42, just before he jumped from a helicopter flying well above the Earth at almost 3,000ft in the air, wearing nothing but a “wing-suit” and landed successfully in a specifically made landing strip of cardboard boxes, becoming the first man in history to land a skydive without a parachute. How crazy?!
Sky News writes:
A stuntman has entered the history books to become the first skydiver to land safely without using a parachute. Gary Connery, 42, leapt 2,400ft from a helicopter while wearing a specially made “wing suit” and swooped towards a “runway” of 18,600 cardboard boxes in an Oxfordshire field. Five seconds before he hit the target he flared his suit to decrease his descent and glide angle before plunging into the boxes to break his fall. “It was so comfortable, so soft,” Mr Connery told Sky News immediately afterwards. “My calculations obviously worked out and I’m glad they did.” His flight lasted approximately 50 seconds, during which he was cheered on by hundreds of supporters, including his son Cali, 14, and wife Vivian, who said she was “relieved it’s all over”. The jump, which was recorded by dozens of journalists and camera crews, is expected to be watched all over the world.
Read more at news.sky.com