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The plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute.The Fox network will broadcast the two-minute jump live at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday as part of an hour-long TV special called "Heaven Sent".Because if anyone could, Aikins wanted to be that guy.Over the years Aikins has taught skydiving, taught others to teach skydiving, even participated in world-record stacking events, those exercises where skydivers line up atop one another as they fly their open chutes across the sky.He tells of having his chute tangle with others on a couple of those efforts and having to come down under his reserve parachute. Chris Talley, who had worked with Aikins on other projects and helped train him for this one, recommended the skydiver to the two Amusement Park Entertainment executives. He told them Aikins was arguably the only guy not only good enough but also smart enough and careful enough to survive this.Other skydivers have jumped from planes without parachutes and had someone hand them one in midair.
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