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  • Gary Connery: stuntman completes 2400ft skydive without a parachute

    05/25/2012 11:26:15 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 May 2012 | Andrew Hough, and Richard Alleyne
    Gary Connery: stuntman completes 2400ft skydive without a parachute A stuntman, Gary Connery, has become the first man to leap 2400 feet and safely land without using a parachute. The 42-year-old daredevil plunged from a helicopter in a death-defying feat before landing in an area containing 18,600 cardboard boxes. The father-of-two, a veteran of 880 sky dives, 450 base jumps and dozens of film and television roles, jumped this afternoon above Ridge Wood, Bucks to become the first person to jump from such a height and live without deploying a parachute. The entire flight of nearly a mile took less...
  • Stuntman killed at airshow WARNING: VIDEO MAY DISTURB

    08/22/2011 2:15:58 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 8-22-11 | ap
    Silver Wings Wingwalking Team member Todd Green was trying to move from a plane to a helicopter when he fell at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Air Show in Harrison Charter Township, about 32km northeast of Detroit, Michigan, said Technical Sergeant Dan Heaton, a spokesman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
  • NY prosecutors can charge stuntman for Empire jump

    03/04/2008 4:03:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 120+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/08 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An individual is not entitled to parachute off New York City landmarks, including the Empire State Building, no matter how extensive his training, a New York appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling reversed a 2007 decision, which said that stuntman and former Discovery Channel host Jebb Corliss, 31, did not put people at risk when attempting to parachute from the Empire State Building's 86th floor observatory floor in 2006. In overturning that decision, the four-judge panel ruled that an accidental misstep or a faulty parachute could have put bystanders and security professionals at risk. "Even...
  • Legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel died Friday, according to evelknievel.com

    11/30/2007 1:14:55 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 175 replies · 1,018+ views
    CNN.com ^ | NOV 30 2007 | CNN
    breaking.
  • Jet-Man

    01/23/2007 2:48:25 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 14 replies · 405+ views
    Jet-Man ^ | December 2006 | Unknown
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