Sky Diving Current Affairs

Luke Aikins becomes 1st person to jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute

Skydiver Luke Aikins from United States created history by becoming the first person in the world to jump from 25,000 feet (mid-tropospheric altitude) without a parachute and landing safely in a net.

He achieved this feat after successfully falling safely into the 100x100ft net in Simi Valley, southern California after the two-minute fall from aeroplane without a parachute or wing suit.

With this he also set a personal and world record for the highest jump without a parachute or wing suit. Aikins’ this record was culmination of a 26-year sky diving career and also has completed more 18,000 jumps.

About Luke Aikins

  • He is American professional skydiver, pilot, and prominent member of an elite team of skydivers’ BASE jumpers. He had started skydiving at the age of 12 years old
  • He also teaches skydiving. He is also an expert aerial photographer and his photos have been published in major magazines and newspapers.

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