Stunt jumps handcuffed and blindfolded

This is a world record! Canadian stuntman plummets from plane handcuffed and blindfolded to inspire youth.

This never before attempted stunt saw Hammell plummet a gut wrenching 11,000 feet, going 235 kilometres per hour, while blindfolded and trying to escape being handcuffed to the waist with Smith and Wesson 100 handcuffs. Scott successfully completed this feat by quickly escaping from his handcuffs with just enough time to safely deploy his parachute and successfully land blindfolded in a field outside of Hamilton, ON, USA. 

It took Scott two years to get ready for this stunt; learning how to pick handcuffs and overcoming his fear of heights. One of the most difficult parts to his stunt he says was trying to land on his feet after deploying his parachute. Only relying on his sense of hearing and trust in his guide jumpers, Scott managed to properly maneuver himself in the dark from landing in any undesired and dangerous locations.

The great jump below:

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Normal Surplus the first man to fly an autogyro around the globe – part 1

Normal Surplus wants to be the first man who attempts to fly around the entire globe in an autogyro. His courage and passion for flying are supported by the Gyrox Goes Global team.

The ‘Autogyro man around the world’ Norman Surplus had flown 7,118 miles (11,455 kilometers) from his official departure point Larne N.Ireland. This is a longer distance than the previous record established in 2004 by the Global Eagle team who’s “Total distance travelled since start: 10,480 km” / 6,511 miles. At the moment he arrived in Kolkata, India after he achieved to France, Italy, Greece and Egypt.

Follow Gyrox Goes Global on the:
* Website http://www.gyroxgoesglobal.com/
* Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769639636
* Blog http://gyroxgoesglobal.blogspot.com/
* Twitter http://twitter.com/GyroxGoesGlobal

The teams also started a charity campaign, for cancer research. You can donate and find more details about it on this following link. http://www.justgiving.com/gforgyro

We will keep you updated about Norman’s travels around the world in the next parts.

Gyrox Goes Global Team go, go, go!!!!

Record,record,record!

I think it’s a posibillity that you came across these facts on our Airsports.tv headlines.

On October 28, 2009 a skydiving event was held at Gorak Shep. During the event, world skydiving champion Wendy Smith from New Zealand, Global Angels ambassador and tandem master Tom Noonan and Wing Commander Jai Kishan from the Indian Air Force, made a successful landing at the Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar plateau, lying at an altitude of 17,192 feet (5,242m), right beside Mt. Everest. This is believed to be the highest skydiving stunt performed over highest drop zone in the world.

Picturest from the event here! http://www.everest-skydive.com/

Video here

 

Photo updates from British Skydiving Championships

This years British Skydiving Championships were held in Lincolnshire between 5th and 17th August. It was a great event and one full of adventure.

The competition followed a record-breaking skydive which took place at Skydive Chicago, Illinois USA on 1st August. Eight British athletes were part of a group of 108 skydivers who completed the largest ever head down formation skydive, reaching speeds of 180 mph.  The first event of the UK nationals is the popular 4-way formation skydiving category in which up to fifty teams are expected to enter, the national champions this year will also qualify to represent the UK at the next World Championships in 2010, British Team Storm, are the current female world Champions and Team GB also took bronze at the recent World Air Games in China, in the freefly artistic category.

Skydiving in the UK has grown in popularity in recent years, with 5,000 regular skydivers and up to 40,000 participating in their first jump each year. With the introduction of new styles and techniques to the sport, it has meant that it is easy to find a discipline that really inspires new skydivers. As an example, Vertical Formation Skydiving is a discipline that has only been recognised at national competition-level since 2008, but is already proving popular amongst competitors.

Meanwhile we have some cool photos for you from this year British Skydiving Championships. Feel free to visit the official website at www.skydivingchampionships.com and the British Parachute Association’s website at www.bpa.org.uk for more infos.