August 2, 2016
Skydiver: falls from the heavens.
Luke Aikins, 42, has made a 25 year career out of carrying out exhilarating and adrenaline fuelled activities, including 18,000 jumps within his lifetime, as well as working on Hollywood blockbusters such as Godzilla and Iron Man 3. But on the 30th July 2016, he took his career to a whole new level when he jumped out of a plane from 250,000ft and landed himself a place in the history books! During the 2 minute fall, which was broadcasted live to the American public, Aikins only wore a helmet and had a camera strapped to the front of his body. Somehow (and somewhat miraculously!), he successfully landed in the Californian desert – the Big Sky Ranch – on a 100ft square net.
Aikins was greeted by his family, who waited in anticipation for his safe return and described the experience as ‘incredible’ after being able to catch his breath. The stunt made almost every national and created a huge splash online as well.