A 42-year-old skydiver, Aikins attempted a life changing performance. He jumped 25000 feet from a plane without a parachute or Dive suit and landed a net.
As described by Marshable He jumped with three other skydivers, each wearing parachutes. One had a camera, another trailed smoke so people on the ground could follow his descent and the third took an oxygen canister he handed off after they got to an altitude where it was no longer needed.Then the others opened their parachutes and left him on his own.
Aikins admitted to the fact that before he jumped he was nervous and his mother said she was one family member who wouldn't watch. When he's brought the idea he said to have turn it down and replied "I kind of laugh and I say, 'Ok, that's great. I'll help you find somebody to do it,'" he told The Associated Press as he trained for the jump last week.
The jump is said to have taken 2 years to prepare for. And when he made the touch down, he was very thankful to his team and also onlookers. He also celebrated the jump with his family.