VIDEO: World's First "Drone-Diving" BASE Jump

VIDEO: World's First "Drone-Diving" BASE Jump

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VIDEO: World's First "Drone-Diving" BASE Jump

Not sure if it technically counts as a B.A.S.E. Jump but it is certainly a world’s first as Ingus Augstkalns held a 16 rotor drone and soared to over 1000 feet before letting go and deploying his chute for a safe landing:

“We did it! We have accomplished the World’s first human flight with the drone and jump at high altitude. On May 12, our 28-propeller Aerones’s drone has lifted a skydiver Ingus Augstkalns at a height of 330 metres, from where he accomplished the planned jump and landing with the parachute.”

The video was filmed as promotion for the drone company AeronesPhys.org reports the powerful drone measures 3.2 square metres and weighs 154 pounds it can lift up to 440 pounds.  This same company managed to tow 4 snowboards across frozen Latvian lake in January:

Aerones CEO Janis Putrams was controlling the drone during the jump. He had this to say about the historic jump:

 “You no longer need a helicopter to skydive. Today we did the first drone jump, a completely new way of base jumping. It makes it possible to base jump from any place—in cities, in desert, in mountains.” 

 

 

 

[image from www.aerones.com]

 

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