Luke Aykins went down in history as the first person to jump from a height of 7,600 meters without insurance. The parachutist-record holder devoted 30 years of his life to air, one day to show the world that the impossible is possible and become an inspiration for a thousand enthusiasts, as he once was.
Luke Aykins was born November 21, 1973 on the Gulf of Mexico in the touristic city of Corpus Christi, Texas. In the family of third-generation paratroopers, almost everyone was involved in air sports. Mother, father, uncle and aunt are titled athletes with their own school and teaching methods. The childhood idol of the future extremal was Joseph Kittinger, who set a world record by parachuting from a height of 31,300 meters on August 16, 1960. Continue reading
Among the people who dreamed of learning to fly, it is worth mentioning the American Jeb Corliss. From his own words, he dreamed of flying as a child, at the age of six, when he watched the birds take off from the wires. It was then that he firmly declared to his aunt that he would definitely learn to fly.
Jeb’s family lived in the United States in New Mexico. The future skydiver changed schools one after another. Because of this, he was constantly a stranger among the rest of the children, this taught him to fight fear. His childhood was full of travels to India and Afghanistan due to the fact that his parents were antique dealers. Jeb’s favorites were scorpions, tarantulas, and even rattlesnakes. He often dragged them to his home. Continue reading
Courage and courage, qualities forgotten by our contemporaries. But a strong person has strong leverage to achieve his goal. At the same time, life adorned with dangers is more interesting and eventful for him. This is how one of the most extreme contemporaries of Travis Pastrana appears before us. A bright and fearless tamer of motorcycles, an example of boyish imitation, a multiple winner of various competitions, father and participant in the show “Jet Clowns”.
Motorcyclist since childhood
Travis was born into a Puerto Rican family in 1983 on October 8. And after 24 years, he already represents the island in competitions. By this time, Pastrana is already a famous conqueror of bikes. After all, for the first time having appeared in the saddle of a motorcycle horse as early as 4 years old, he decides to forever connect his life with these sports cars. Continue reading