A man who has made over 18,000 parachute jumps in his life will be trying something crazy today. I guess after 18,000 things get routine and boring. He plans to jump without a parachute or a wingsuit (whatever that is).
The Fox network will broadcast the two-minute jump live at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday as part of an hour-long TV special called “Heaven Sent.”
So what's the plan?
He plans to land in a net which will be about one-third the size of a football field and 20 stories high, providing enough space to cushion his fall, he says, without allowing him to bounce out of it. The landing target, which has been described as similar to a fishing trawler net, has been tested repeatedly using dummies. But uh oh, one dummy crashed right through the net.
The broadcast of this jump will be on tape delay....just in case something goes very wrong. This is something I hate to admit I want to see.