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FLIGHT OF FANCY
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
June 04, 2012
From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to Downton Abbey, British stuntman Gary Connery, 42, has taken his share of falls but nothing like the plunge he took on May 23. On a clear afternoon Connery leaped from a helicopter 2,400 feet above Henley-on-Thames, England, and made the first successful wingsuit landing without a parachute. Connery hit 75 mph during his 40-second descent, which ended with a crash onto a 350-foot runway built out of more than 18,500 cardboard boxes. The historic feat was made possible by his reinforced wingsuit, designed by Tony Uragallo, founder of the TonySuit company, who declared himself "high as a kite" over Connery's accomplishment. For his part Connery called the experience "bliss."
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June 04, 2012

Flight Of Fancy

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From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to Downton Abbey, British stuntman Gary Connery, 42, has taken his share of falls but nothing like the plunge he took on May 23. On a clear afternoon Connery leaped from a helicopter 2,400 feet above Henley-on-Thames, England, and made the first successful wingsuit landing without a parachute. Connery hit 75 mph during his 40-second descent, which ended with a crash onto a 350-foot runway built out of more than 18,500 cardboard boxes. The historic feat was made possible by his reinforced wingsuit, designed by Tony Uragallo, founder of the TonySuit company, who declared himself "high as a kite" over Connery's accomplishment. For his part Connery called the experience "bliss."

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