Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gary Connery Completes Skydive Without Chute



A stuntman has made aviation history by becoming the first skydiver in the world to land without the use of a parachute.

Gary Connery, 42, from Oxfordshire, leapt from a helicopter a mile above Henley then glided down using a specially adapted wing suit before landing on a "runway" of 18,000 cardboard boxes.

"It was so comfortable, so soft. My calculations obviously worked out and I'm glad they did," he told Sky News afterwards.

To prepare for the jump he underwent weeks of intensive training in Switzerland and Italy, leaping from mountains and cliffs to perfect his wing suit glide angle. Read More