Skydiver attempts to fly like Mary Poppins (video)

Quite honestly, who hasn’t thought about floating through the sky using an umbrella like Mary Poppins.

It looks so easy, and if you’re being carted up in the sky via an air balloon, surely it has to be even easier since you only need to gently float down, back to earth. Right?

Skydiver Erik Roner gave it a try and as he says at the end, “NASA’s going to be able to use that one.”

Basically he used an umbrella at the beginning of his jump to see if it would slow his descent, and it should one would think.

The images are beautiful (it’s another ad for that camera we mentioned in the video with the woman swimming with the great whites).

Here are a few shots from the video, then the video:

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  • hollywoodstein

    Sure it’s fun until that discarded umbrella hits someone.

  • j

    I think MP had the power of flight by her own magic, had nothing to do with the umbrella, which she used for just keeping the rain off.

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