World First - Skydiver Luke Aikins Jumps 25000 Feet Into Net With No Parachute
On July 30 2016, Skydiver Luke Aikins, made history, when he jumped from 25,000 feet out of an airplane without a parachute, landing safely in a net set up in the desert of Simi Valley, California, setting a world record. Luke, who was 42 at the time of the jump, is a third generation skydiver, who has been skydiving since the age of 16 and has deployed a parachute more 18,000 times over the course of his skydiving and BASE jumping career. Luke is also is a safety and training adviser for the United States Parachute Association, where he provides advanced skydiving training, to elite military special forces. After jumping out of the Cessna airplane at 25,000 feet, Luke quickly reached a terminal velocity of 120 miles per hour. Using his GPS, and only the air currents around him, he lined up his fall to the center of a specialized 100-by-100-foot net, which was designed to stop Luke's fall, as softly as if you were to stand on a trampoline, and merely drop onto your back. The total time from jumping from the plane to hitting the net, took about 2 minutes. But when you are falling from 25,000 feet into a small net you can’t even see from 25,000 feet, I bet it felt like a life time. Thanks for watching. #Skydive #Skydiving ___________________________________________________________________ CREDIT LINKS ► Luke Aikins Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/pilotjumper ★ Luke Aikins Original Jump Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTTOnvvEpn0&t=109s ★ Heaven Sent Original Jump Broadcast Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9_RPhMc2Mo ____________________________________________________________________ ► Wonder World Twitter - https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC ★ For personal story suggestions or business enquiries about product stories / reviews, please contact me on my email from the ABOUT page. Note: All suggestions are welcome, but may not be chosen as they are not suitable for this channel. ★★ NOTE: Please do not ask for permission to use footage in this video, or the whole video itself, as the ownership of all footage remains that of the owners who gave me permission to use it. If you want to use any of the footage click on the links above and seek permission from the owners.