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Submission + - Skydiver imitates Rocky the Flying Squirrel (sky.com)

ColdWetDog writes: British stuntman Gary Conway whose professional credits include stunts in Harry Potter and Batman films became the first skydiver to land safely without the aid of a parachute.

Mr. Conway leapt 2,400ft from a helicopter while wearing a specially made "wing suit" and swooped towards a "runway" of 18,600 cardboard boxes in an field near Oxfordshire, England.

Five seconds before he hit the target he flared his suit to decrease his descent and glide angle before plunging into the boxes to break his fall.

Definitely a gutsy move. Not a bright one, but gutsy.

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