Skydiver Luke Aikins doesn’t need no stinkin’ parachutes. He just casually jumps off a plane and plunges nearly 5 miles back to Earth WITHOUT A FRICKEN PARACHUTE!!!
The brave or crazy stuntman jumped 25,000 feet over the desert of the Simi Valley in California. The only thing to break his fall would be a net that he would have to accurately sink into. The two-tiered net was only 100-feet x 100-feet.
On Saturday night, the jump, which was titled “Heaven Sent,” was broadcast on live TV. Aikins, who is a member of the Red Bull Air Force, pulled off the miraculous stunt in front of family and a crowd.
The madman’s freefall saw Aikins hit a terminal velocity of 120 mph, and at the last second, he spun around to hit the net while on his back.
The hardest part of the jump is staying on target, he said. “The wind changes all the time at different altitudes,” Aikins said.
Aikins is a 42-year-old professional skydiver who has successfully nailed over 18,000 jumps and has done Hollywood stunts for movies such as Iron Man 3.
“My vision was always proper preparation and that if you train right you can make anything happen,” Aikins wrote on his Facebook after his insane stunt.
“Whenever people attempt to push the limits of what’s considered humanly possible, they’re invariably described as crazy,” said Aikins. “But to me, this jump is simply the next logical step in a lifetime of extreme challenges.”
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