Gary Connery on Wednesday became the first skydiver to make a successful landing without a parachute. The British stuntman leaped from a helicopter at 2,400 feet, used a wingsuit to fly instead of plummet, and landed on a runway made of more than 18,000 cardboard boxes.
The well-planned stunt, which was completed in less than a minute, was performed over Connery’s hometown of Oxfordshire, England.
Afterward Connery told the BBC: “I have been training and planning for this record attempt for many years now and I am so proud to have achieved a world first.
“I want to thank everyone involved for their support and belief in me because this really has been a team effort.”
His wive Vivian stated that she was “relieved it’s all over.”
Connery, however, added without providing details that he’s already plotting his next challenge.
The daredevil, who has worked on several films, has made about 880 skydiving jumps, and about half as many base jumps.