A skydiver makes a 25,000-foot jump without a parachute and lives to tell about it
Monday, 01 August 2016 - 13:43
Imagine jumping from an airplane, feeling the wind against your body as you plummet to the earth. It must be an incredibly liberating feeling…unless you don’t happen to have a parachute on your back.
For Luke Aikins, falling from the sky for two minutes as he aims for a 100-x-100-foot net suspended 200 feet above the ground was a challenge he found irresistible and, on Saturday, it was a challenge he conquered. Aikins became the first person to try to skydive without a chute or wingsuit in a daring feat that was shown live on Fox. Although others have made chute-free dives, they were either grabbing a partner who was wearing a chute during descent or putting one on after jumping from the plane.