British Stuntman Falls 2400ft Without Parachute… And Lives


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?

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
View all posts by Fraser McAlpine.