Published On: Sun, Jul 31st, 2016

Daredevil skydiver jumps from 25000 feet above the earth without parachute

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Skydiving is not a sport for the faint hearted, but Luke Aikins not only jump out of an aeroplane, he did so without any parachute to break his fall. Aikins,42 created a record for surviving the highest free fall- 25,000 feet (7,620 meters). The jump aptly dubbed “Heaven Sent Jump” was shown on live TV.

Luke Aikins, 42, who has 18,000 jumps under his belt, completed the jump in Simi Valley, landing in a net measuring 100 feet by 100 feet (30 metres by 30 metres) 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.

Lights were set along the side of the net to serve as a guide for Aikens to aim himself as he hurtled toward it.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous,” Aikens told an interviewer on the broadcast, before boarding a propeller plane to perform the jump.

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