No Parachute? No Problem!

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Stuntman Gary Connery dropped from a helicopter 2,400 feet in the air. His wingsuit slowed him down, but not by much. Connery would survive only if he hit a pile of boxes arranged to cushion his fall:

He landed on a strip measuring about 350ft (100m) by 45ft (15m) - and at its highest point 12ft off the ground - at Temple Island Meadows, on the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire border.

In order to survive the audacious stunt, he had to flare his wing suit about 200ft from his target in order to bring his gliding speed down to 50mph and his vertical falling speed to 15mph.

Parachutes are for the weak.

Link -via Geekologie

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@Paul877 OK then let's see you do it with or without the boxes. Please. I'm sure we'd all love to see it.

The real skill here was hitting the boxes. Even with the boxes the vast majority of sky divers wouldn't even have attempted this.

There is talk of it being possible to pull this off without the boxes onto a hill. Basically the jumper would have to actually descend to below the level of the hill and then lose horizontal speed by climbing. Possible in theory, but I wouldn't want to trust my life to that theory.
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