If you haven’t heard about Jeb Corliss, you’re probably in China, where information is censored. But not having access to Blades Magazine is no longer an issue, because by now all of China has heard about his newest spectacle: flying through Tianmen Hole. You may be wondering why this is such an amazing feet when the space is 360 feet tall and 96 feet wide, but when attempting the dive from a helicopter 6,500 feet high and 75 mph, accuracy is slimmed down to about the chance that you will thread a needle on the first try or the likelihood that the whole “How much does a polar bear weigh?” bit will land.
That’s not to say he made it the first try (issues with his smoke brackets), but that’s neither here nor there. Hopefully this success foreshadows the victory he will have in the worldwide race to be the first person to successfully transition from flight to jog without the aid of a parachute.