Daredevil Luke Aikins Jumps From An AirPlane Without A Parachute.

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It sounds like madness: jumping from an altitude of 8 kilometers out of an airplane without a parachute !? For the American skydiver Luke Aikins,
it became a reality. And he’s not crazy, he says.

The 42 -year-old stuntman known in jumping from high altitudes, he already has 18,000 parachute jumps to his name. Yet Thursday was exciting for him when he made a test jump without a parachute. He ended up obviously not on the tough ground, but in a grid of 30 by 30 meters. He felt with 150mph into the grid.

Aikins, who is now father of a son, hopes this stunt will gain eternal fame. He was supposed to be the first person to jump safely out of an airplane without a parachute or wingsuit . “I am still alive and I walk away” he said earlier this month on Fox. “I want to show that you can do it with the right preparation, things that we considered impossible”.

SIMI VALLEY, CA - JULY 30: Skydiver Luke Aikins lands safely after jumping 25,000 feet from an airplane without a parachute or wing suit as part of 'Stride Gum Presets Heaven Sent' on July 30, 2016 in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Stride Gum)
SIMI VALLEY, CA – JULY 30: Skydiver Luke Aikins lands safely after jumping 25,000 feet from an airplane without a parachute or wing suit as part of ‘Stride Gum Presets Heaven Sent’ on July 30, 2016 in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Stride Gum)

Besides his hours in the gym and training in wind turbines Aikins even visits a psychiatrist: “We’re talking about jumping without a parachute, and that I take it very seriously. This is not a joke” he says on this matter by news agency AP. The jump was broadcasted live by Fox and his wife and son were watching.

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