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World’s 1st: Propelled Drones Lift Man to 1082 Ft, Help Him Jump

Ingus Augstkalns let go of his hold on the drone from a height of 1082 feet to parachute down to the ground.

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A Latvian company 'Aerones' has become the first in the world to successfully carry out a drone jump by any human.

Ingus Augstkalns, a skydiver was picked up by the 28-propeller drone from the top of a 393-feet-high radio tower. The drone travelled to an elevation of 1082 feet from where Augstkalns let go of the handle and parachuted back safely to the ground.

The drone lifted me quite easily and quickly. It is obvious that we will experience an increasingly important use of drones in our everyday life. 
Ingus Augstkalns, Skydiver

Engineers at Aerones spent six months on getting the drone ready for the incredible feat. The payload was increased to a whopping 200 kilograms. Weighing 70kg, the battery powered drone possesses an impressive flight time of ten minutes and costs $37,000.

Through the jump, the company wanted to showcase the incredible potential of drone technology in areas of defence, fire-fighting, and sports broadcasting.

Video Editor: Vivek Gupta

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