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In case you missed it, as we did, you have to check out this story, which is arguably about flying.
Now if the idea of parachuting from a plane from 25,000 feet sounds terrifying, then just check out this video of a parachutist doing it…without the parachute.
In July of 2016, Luke Aikins, a member of the Red Bull extreme aviation squad, decided to do things differently on this jump, departing a Cessna Grand Caravan at 25,000 feet without a chute and see how it went.
Okay, it was a bit more planned out than that, as in, it years to get to that point. Aikins was aiming for a big net held aloft by four big cranes. He misses it, he’s a goner. Spoiler alert: he made it. But don’t think that will make it any easier to watch this video. There’s a lot of great commentary during the video, but if you want to get to the good stuff, skip ahead to about the 1:45 point.
Enjoy. We mean, enjoy that it’s somebody else doing it!