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What If You Fell Out of a Plane Without a Parachute?

In 2007, Travis Pastrana jumped out of a plane with no parachute as part of a stunt promoting Red Bull.  In short order, Pastrana’s friends caught up to him and he finished the plummet to earth strapped to his friend in a tandem chute.  Still, how crazy is that?

But…

Could you survive if you fell out of an airplane without a chute and no assistance?

Marshall Brain at How Things Work say you have a chance in Brain’s article What If You Fell Out of a Plane Without a Parachute?

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Sebastian Alvarez – Wingsuit Precision Flight!

From the video description:

Wingsuit pilot, Sebastian Alvarez, proving his precision flight skills in his squirrel suit, blasting through the Chilean flag placed on top of an extinct volcano, cerro manquehue, in his home country, Santiago de Chile.

What amazes me is the real-time speed Alvarez is traveling when he busts through the flag!

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