A 42-year-old skydiver named Luke Aikins jumped from 25,000 feet on Saturday . . . without a parachute. He landed on a net 200 feet above the ground . . . and it was only 100 feet long and 100 feet wide. It happened in Simi Valley, an hour north of L.A.
It’s the first skydive attempt without a parachute or a wingsuit . . . and he did it live on Fox. Just to give you an idea, 25,000 feet is only 4,000 feet less than the summit of Mount Everest. So he needed an oxygen mask for the first 7,000 feet.
Then he handed the mask to one of the three guys with parachutes who jumped with him, and used GPS and lights on the ground to aim for the center of the net. All in all, he was free-falling for two whole minutes between 120 and 150 miles an hour.
He planned for two years, and he’s jumped 18,000 times since he was 12. But still . . . No parachute!