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First skydiver to land without a parachute

Posted in Uncategorized by Alex L. on June 2, 2012

First skydiver to land without a parachute

Gary Connery of England set an amazing record last month. He dived from 3,000 feet in a wing-suit and crash-landed into a “runway” of 18,000 cardboard boxes, becoming the first person to land from great height without a machine or a parachute strapped to him. This throwback to the reckless early days of aviation inspires the imagination even in the age of ubiquitous commercial jets.

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