British Stuntman Becomes First to Make Wing-Suit Landing Without Parachute

UPDATE: Video below. Gary Connery, a 42-year-old UK stunt diver, has a résumé including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Batman movies, and Downton Abbey. Today he’s the first man to jump out of a helicopter and plummet 2,400 feet to the ground without a parachute… On purpose… And emerge unscathed. He reached a speed of 75 miles an hour during his 40-second fall. This is a milestone in the annals of stunts, accoording to The New York Times which has a fantastic account of Connery’s feat and Reuters the photo. To accomplish the stunt, Connery wore a custom designed wing-suit from a Florida company. The rest was all courage:

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