The World’s First Human Parachute Jump From a Drone

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A Latvian company has released a stunt video of the world’s newest extreme sport – ‘drone-diving’.The large drone, which weighs 70 kilograms, costs $37,000 to build and flight times are restricted to 10 minutes.

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Skydiver Ingus Augustkalns was picked up from a tower by a 28-rotor drone over the Daugava river, shot to a height of 330m and sent freefalling to Earth for several seconds before releasing his parachute and floating to the ground below.

The drone, made by company Aerones, specialises in heavy-lifting and can take on weights of up to 100 kilograms, according to the company’s website.

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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

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