Somebody has finally figured out that you don't need to parachute to negotiate a safe landing after jumping out of a helicopter.
Gary Connery, a well-known British stuntman, landed safely after leaping from a helicopter at 2,400 feet, becoming the first to accomplish such a feat.
He used a wingsuit to enable him to soar at an angle instead of plummet, and he landed on a runway comprised of more than 18,000 cardboard boxes.
The stunt, performed over Connery's hometown of Oxfordshire, England, was completed in less than a minute.
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."
His wife Vivian said she was "relieved it's all over."
Connery, who has worked on several films, has made about 880 skydiving jumps, and about 450 base jumps.