Skydiving is not for the faint of heart, and when things go even the slightest bit wrong, lives are put in danger.
Everyone seems to be skydiving now, so if you want to set yourself apart, you’d better add something different and stylish into the mix.
Here’s one for everyone out there who is already sick of the Christmas spirit. Looks like Santa came in a little hot.
There are many things you shouldn’t do with your laces untied, and now you can add parachuting to that list. This time it has a happy ending, though.
Luke Aikin takes daredevil to the next level, jumping 25 000 feet from above the Earth’s surface without the safety of a parachute.
You’re going to have to throw me out of a plane if you want me to skydive, and this video won’t go any way to changing that.
Skydiving is already a frightening thought – and this incident caught on video is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
When your plane is plummeting towards the earth you can’t be too picky about where to land. I imagine a busy highway wouldn’t be your first choice though.
I’m man enough to admit I couldn’t stomach jumping out of a plane at 1 200 metres, and stories like this aren’t exactly going to help ease that fear. Another murder scandal ahead.
The thought of jumping out of an airplane makes me panic and watching how fast this all happens truly sets in stone that I will never ever do it.
There isn’t ever really an ideal time to have a seizure but, if you were to pick a worst time, you’d imagine skydiving at 12 000 feet would be right up there.
What do you get if you mix a lawn chair, 90 balloons, a whole bunch of helium and a fondness for extreme sports? A real-life version of the Pixar movie ‘Up’, of course.
Do you want to do just about everything under the sun while on the high-seas? Check out the insanity that is the Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas.
Two base-jumpers leaped from a skyscraper in London without any consent from the bar or building owners.
Modern life, we love you so much. It was reported earlier this week that all 11 passengers survived the midair collision of two light aircraft in the States. The survival of most of the people aboard the planes was no doubt thanks to the fact that they were all preparing to skydive from one of the craft, and as such all had parachutes strapped to their backs. And yes, someone got it on video.
American wingsuit pilot, Jeb Corliss, performed a death defying stunt this weekend in China’s Zhejiang Province. He jumped out a helicopter and flew through a narrow crevasse in the Langshan Mountain. The stunt was dubbed ‘The Flying Dagger.’
Members of the ‘Pearls of Russia’ skydiving team have successfully set a new record with 101 female skydivers free falling and creating the flower formation in mid-air.
Last night, at about 8pm local time, an Austrian by the name of Felix Baumgartner rose 128 000 feet into the air and jumped, free-falling 128 000 feet from the stratosphere. Part of the Red Bull Stratos project, this is the highest skydive ever attempted. He even landed on his feet. We’ve got the video.
Yesterday, a British man made history by becoming the first person to jump from a helicopter at 2 400ft, without a parachute, and survive.
In a society of thrill-seekers, bigger (or longer, or higher, or faster) is always better. Many South Africans revel in the fact that the country is home to the highest bungee jump in the world, it also boasts some of the best sky-diving and BASE-jumping opportunities available (just ask Jeb). But, there’s always this one guy who takes things to the next level, like jumping from space…
This thing. Is the coolest thing. Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is going to overcome his dorky name by leaping from a balloon at a height of 36km, and 35 seconds later become the first person to break the sound barrier during free fall. Then he’ll probably deploy his parachute and land safely in New Mexico.
Last month, part-time skydiving instructor Alex Torres was fired from his job after he made a sex tape of him and the company’s receptionist in an airplane before jumping out in tandem and continuing the act midair. But luckily for them the Federal Aviation Administration won’t press charges, because they did not “distract the pilot from concentrating on his flying.”