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This is Gary Connery, a stuntman whose job is to confound expectations of mortality after throwing himself headlong into peril. That’s what it says on his passport and everything. Yesterday Gary threw himself out of a helicopter, hovering at 2400ft over the very real and very firm countryside of Henley, Oxfordshire, without any form of gravity-resisting assistance beyond the flappy wings on his special suit.

Here’s his special suit, which has earned him the nickname ‘Wingman’:

And here’s the fall, onto a specially-prepared runway of 1800 cardboard boxes:

Man he drops like a ROCK, doesn’t he?

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Filed Under: Odd News
By Fraser McAlpine