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Gary Connery recently jumped out of a helicopter from 2,400 feet and landed without a parachute. Although he didn't use a parachute, he still had one - you know, just in case. Another somewhat important piece of information: he was wearing a wingsuit - basically a suit that makes a
human more like a flying squirrel.   The video analysis in this item explores the physics behind this stunt.  The zip file contains the Skydiving Without a Parachute entry, a video of Gary Connery landing, and a Tracker video analysis file.    A discussion of the physics for a car on the wall was posted on the Dot Physics blog for Wired.  

To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/. Tracker is free.

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Series Name:  Wired Dot Physics Blog
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