That’s right, Luke Aikins left the aircraft without a chute and landed on the ground safely. That’s because it was a stunt. It was meant to go that way. He literally jumped out of a plane with no parachute on purpose. It’s the Heaven Sent stunt presented by Stride Gum.
While you’re scratching your head on that one, Luke broke the record for the highest jump without a parachute. That means, there are other people out there jumping out of planes with no chutes.
I’m sure Guinness World Records used to have an entry about a person who might have fallen out of an airplane or was pushed and by some stroke of pure dumb luck, landed perfectly in a field of cotton or birds snatched him and helped him get to the ground safely. But after that, it was on. People were jumping out of airplanes without parachutes on purpose.
I submit, I used to jump out of airplanes and I needed an entire field in order to be able to land safely. Guys I jumped with had been in competitions and they talked about how tough it was to hit a mark. I can imagine. It takes skill to find a place on earth and then guide your chute so that you get as close as you possibly can. Some guys were so good, they landed right on the mark.
But, here’s a guy with no chute. So, he has to figure out how he’s going to navigate his body to a mark 25,000 feet below him that looks like a dot to him at that point. As he gets closer, it does become bigger. But, there is so much room for error in this and think about it. He doesn’t have a chute.
It doesn’t matter anyway. If he navigates wrong, he won’t have time to fix it. Not even if he had a chute to pull. But, that’s not what happened. He nailed it and it’s a must watch.
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