World Record: 25,000ft Jump With No Parachute

A man has made history by jumping out of a plane 25,000 feet in the air and onto a large net without a parachute

Luke Aikins
Luke Aikins, World Wing Suit League/Facebook

Experienced Skydiver  Luke Aikins, 42-years-old, made the world record attempt whilst flying 25,000 feet (7,620 m) above Simi Valley, California on Saturday evening, 20th July 2016. Luke broke the world record for the highest skydive without a parachute after jumping out of a plane wearing a wing suit, free-falling from 25,000 feet and landing on top of a massive net.

The jump began on a plane 25,000 feet in the sky, he did not jump out of the plane alone as he had a jumping team with  him. The jumping team assisted Luke with an oxygen mask which he required until 18,000 feet (5,486 m), it was removed mid-jump.

Luke's highest speed obtained during the freefall was recorded at 150 mph (241 kph),  as he flew through the air back first. The net he landed on was 100 x 100 feet (30.50 meters) big and 216 feet (66 meters) above the ground.

His epic feat was celebrated when he landed with his wife and son.



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