Skydiver in no-parachute jump

A stuntman has become the first skydiver in the world to land without using a parachute. Gary Connery jumped 2,400 feet from a helicopter using a specially adapted wing suit.

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Profile of the man who will dive 2,400ft without a parachute

  • Gary joined the army, 3 para, at 23, where he started military parachuting, skydiving and BASE jumping. Since then he has done over 880 skydives and 450 BASE jumps.
  • He did his first wingsuit jump more than eight years ago and has focused mainly on this since.
  • The professional stuntman has appeared in a host of films including The Beach, Dead Fish, Indiana Jones, Johnny English Reborn and the Bond film Die Another Day.
  • His BASE jumps include The Eiffel Tower, Nelsons Column, The London Eye and inside the Millennium Dome.
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