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Nothing but net.

Jessica Plautz
August 01, 2016

Experienced skydiver Luke Aikins did something crazy on Saturday: He jumped out of a plane at 25,000 feet with no parachute and no wingsuit.

After plummeting toward the ground for two minutes, the 42-year-old landed easily in a giant net suspended 200 feet above the ground on a movie lot near Los Angeles. Aikins performed the stunt as part of an hour-long special, “Heaven Sent,” which broadcast his jump live.

“I'm almost levitating. It's incredible,” he told the Associated Press. “This thing just happened! I can't even get the words out of my mouth.”

He planned his jump carefully, and got some technological assistance to complete the feat: His helmet was equipped with GPS, and a lighting system on the ground provided directions similar to those that pilots use to land airplanes.

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Aikins has been skydiving since he was 12 years old. He has since racked up about 18,000 jumps.

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