Professional Stuntman & Jedi Luke Aikins, 42, jumped from an airplane at 25,000-feet with no parachute on Saturday, July 30th, 2016. He landed in a relatively small 100′ x 100′ net at the Big Sky movie ranch on the outskirts of Simi Valley, CA while traveling 150mph.
Luke jumped out of the plane at 25,000 feet, shed his oxygen mask at 18,000 feet, landed in the next at around 800 feet.
He used lights on the net to orient himself. He then flipped onto his back at the last second before hitting the next at 150mph.
He absolutely nailed it.
“I am almost levitating. It is incredible what has happened. It is awesome.” – Luke
Luke landed safely in the net, hoped out, hugged his wife and 4-year-old son and other family members, and couldn’t stop smiling.
Luke has logged over 18,000 skydives in his lifetime.
The idea for this parachute-less jump was dreamed up by Luke’s friend and physiologist, Chris Talley two years ago. Luke initially turned it down citing the arrival of his first child.
After changing his mind, Luke went through 18-months of intense physical training, dropping over 28 pounds to make himself the ideal weight for this stunt. Notice how his heart rate is never shown to go above 148 beats per minute? That’s incredibly low for even a professional athlete, at rest… This guy is clearly a Jedi.
The stunt was broadcast live on TV for Fox’s special “Heaven Sent”.