Skydiving without a parachute? Luke Aikins prepares to make the historic leap

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - On Saturday, Luke Aikins will attempt the unimaginable; skydiving from 25,000 feet in the air without the use of a parachute!

"I have 18,000 jumps jumping out with a parachute on my back, and here I'm gonna do it without anything," Aikins said.

Aikins will be aiming to land in a 100 by 100 foot safety net that stands 200 feet above ground.

"It'll be like a giant hammock," the skydiver said. "It cradles you and cups you. It's really soft in the beginning and hits a little hard at the end."

The Seattle native has a 4-year-old son, and says practicing gives him confidence things will go smoothly.

"There is inherent risk with what I'm doing, but I feel like it is a calculated risk, that it's not the daredevil risk," he said. 'It's kinda like, 'We've proven all this and we're gonna put it together."

Aikins will be traveling at an estimated 120 miles per hour.

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