Man survives 2,400-foot helicopter jump without a parachute (Video)

Man survives 2,400-foot helicopter jump without a parachute (Video)

Cebu : Philippines | May 24, 2012 at 1:16 AM PDT
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2,400 jump from a chopper

Skooter reporting 05/24/12

If you’re being asked to jump some 2,400 ft. from a helicopter would you dare? Well here’s a guy who would surely accept the challenge. Stuntman Bary Connery not related to the first James Bond has pulled off a real amazing feat, jumping off 2,400 feet from a helicopter and landing safely on the ground without the benefit of a parachute.

Thousands of spectators watched the 42-year-old guy landed on top of 18,600 cardboard boxes in a stunt caught live on video by the London Telegraph.

And you know what he said after landing safely from the pile of boxes? He said, he feel absolutely wonderful, he is overwhelmed and he is in a strange zone at the moment. It is an amazing feeling. he feel incredible, just completely elated, he added.

We are not surprise of this amazing achievement, Connery is an experienced stuntman, having performed nearly 900 sky dives and 450 base jumps. For years he has been designing a parachute-free landing. He even worked as a stunt in several Hollywood films, including "Batman Begins," "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull," and the James Bond film "Die Another Day."

Technically, he wore a special wing suit, same as those worn by other base jumpers and that was why his flight wasn't a complete free fall. The special suit slowed down his descent and helped him navigate his landing. The suit reduced his gliding speed down to 50 mph and his vertical falling speed down to 15 mph.

This is the first time in history that such feat has been successfully performed. Without proper planning, the jump likely would have been deadly.

[Slideshow: Death-defying daredevils]

[Slideshow: See photos taken on the way down]

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Man survives 2,400-foot helicopter jump without a parachute
skooter is based in Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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