Moment daring Coastguard helicopter crew rescued base jumper whose parachute failed

Moment daring Coastguard helicopter crew rescued base jumper whose parachute failed to open as he plummeted 340ft from Beachy Head cliffs By William Cole For Mailonline Published: 00:20 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 00:21 BST, 7 April 2021 Footage has revealed the moment Coastguard paramedics come to the rescue of a basejumper who was left … Read more

Base jumper rushed to hospital after parachute fails to open when jumping off Beachy Head 

Base jumper is rushed to hospital after parachute fails to open when jumping off 530ft cliff at Beachy Head The alarm was raised at about 9.15am today when the parachute failed to open The casualty was rescued from the base of the cliffs by a Coastguard paramedic Others from the team of basejumpers were taken … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover, parachute, heat shield and descent stage spotted on Mars by ESA

NASA‘s Perseverance rover, the parachute that helped it land and the descent stage have been spotted on Mars by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars orbiter. The rover first landed on the Red Planet on February 18 after a hair raising ‘7 minutes of terror’ descent to the Martian surface that saw it slowed down … Read more

Daredevil parachute instructor who taught Tom Cruise to skydive has camper van stolen

A Team GB skydiver who taught the sport to Tom Cruise for Mission: Impossible has been left devastated after having her £30,000 van stolen. Sian Stokes, from East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, said her grey Ford custom camper – which had ‘literally our whole life in’ – was nicked on Wednesday night. The 33-year-old said she and fiance Ian Hodgkinson, … Read more

NASA fans spot hidden message on Perseverance’s parachute written in binary

Internet sleuths have uncovered a hidden message left by NASA on the inside of the parachute that landed Perseverance on Mars – it says ‘Dare Mighty Things’ in binary. The code was written into the lining of the parachute, made from a custom material crafted in Devon, and kept under wraps until it was deployed … Read more

Parachute Regiment is furious as Royal Marines swipe official motto for use in a marketing campaign

Ready for Anything? Parachute Regiment is furious as Royal Marines swipe official motto for use in a marketing campaign ‘Ready for Anything’ has appeared beneath the Paras’ winged crest since WWII The Marines launched an online campaign with the same words last week An Ministry of Defence spokesman said ‘a healthy rivalry is only to be expected’ … Read more

Ex-paratrooper throws himself 131 feet from helicopter into the sea WITHOUT a parachute

A former paratrooper threw himself of a helicopter from 131ft into the sea without a parachute today setting a new world record in the process. John ‘The Flying Fish’ Bream plummeted into the waters of the Solent, reaching speeds of 75mph, as part of his daring stunt to raise awareness of veteran suicide.  The father-of-three … Read more

Arnhem hero dies aged 98: Parachute veteran was shot and captured only to escape from prison camp

A hero of the battle of Arnhem who was shot and captured, only to escape a prisoner of war camp and discover a secret German weapons test has died at the age of 98. Paratrooper John Jeffries died in Richmond, North Yorkshire, on August 30, after a remarkable life that saw him serve his country … Read more

Four Navy aircrew parachute to safety moments before E-2C Hawkeye plane crashes in Virginia

Four Navy aircrew parachute to safety moments before E-2C Hawkeye plane crashes while on training flight in Virginia An $80 million military plane has crashed in Virginia, near the town of Nelsonia The E-2C Hawkeye had two pilots and two crew members on board All four parachuted to safety when the plane got into difficulties … Read more