A British stuntman jumped from a helicopter 2,400 feet above the ground Wednesday in Oxfordshire, England, making him the first man to successfully skydive without a parachute from such a height, ITV News reports.

As shown in this incredible YouTube video, the 42-year-old Englishman wore a wingsuit, which helped him glide toward the ground while managing speeds of around 80 mph, according to the Independent.

"I feel incredible, just completely elated," Connery told reporters after he landed, the Telegraph noted.

"I have been training and planning for this record attempt for many years now and I am so proud to have achieved a world first," Connery added

A professional stuntman and BASE jumper, Connery has performed in a number of hit films including "Johnny English Reborn," "The Beach," and "Batman Begins."

Moreover, the adrenaline junky has also jumped from the top of London’s Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, according to his website.

Interested in more examples of flying humans? Check out this YouTube clip of former pilot scaling the Grand Canyon with jet powered wings.

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  • Gary Connery, Stuntman, Makes 2,400-Foot Jump Without Parachute

    Stuntman Gary Connery attempts to become the first skydiver to land without the aid of a parachute on May 23, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Professional Hollywood stuntman performed a 3,000ft BASE jump without the aid of a parachute, landing on 24,000 cardboard boxes in his home town of Henley upon Thames. Gary was wearing a revolutionary wing suit, which lessens the forces of gravity as he descended, requiring him to land at the optimal angle to the boxes as he approached at speeds in excess of 90mph.

  • Gary Connery, Stuntman, Makes 2,400-Foot Jump Without Parachute

    Stuntman Gary Connery attempts to become the first skydiver to land without the aid of a parachute on May 23, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Professional Hollywood stuntman performed a 3,000ft BASE jump without the aid of a parachute, landing on 24,000 cardboard boxes in his home town of Henley upon Thames. Gary was wearing a revolutionary wing suit, which lessens the forces of gravity as he descended, requiring him to land at the optimal angle to the boxes as he approached at speeds in excess of 90mph.

  • Gary Connery, Stuntman, Makes 2,400-Foot Jump Without Parachute

    Stuntman Gary Connery attempts to become the first skydiver to land without the aid of a parachute on May 23, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Professional Hollywood stuntman performed a 3,000ft BASE jump without the aid of a parachute, landing on 24,000 cardboard boxes in his home town of Henley upon Thames. Gary was wearing a revolutionary wing suit, which lessens the forces of gravity as he descended, requiring him to land at the optimal angle to the boxes as he approached at speeds in excess of 90mph.

  • Gary Connery, Stuntman, Makes 2,400-Foot Jump Without Parachute

    Stuntman Gary Connery attempts to become the first skydiver to land without the aid of a parachute on May 23, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Professional Hollywood stuntman performed a 3,000ft BASE jump without the aid of a parachute, landing on 24,000 cardboard boxes in his home town of Henley upon Thames. Gary was wearing a revolutionary wing suit, which lessens the forces of gravity as he descended, requiring him to land at the optimal angle to the boxes as he approached at speeds in excess of 90mph.

  • Gary Connery, Stuntman, Makes 2,400-Foot Jump Without Parachute

    Stuntman Gary Connery attempts to become the first skydiver to land without the aid of a parachute on May 23, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Professional Hollywood stuntman performed a 3,000ft BASE jump without the aid of a parachute, landing on 24,000 cardboard boxes in his home town of Henley upon Thames. Gary was wearing a revolutionary wing suit, which lessens the forces of gravity as he descended, requiring him to land at the optimal angle to the boxes as he approached at speeds in excess of 90mph.

  • Gary Connery, Stuntman, Makes 2,400-Foot Jump Without Parachute

    Stuntman Gary Connery celebrates after his attempt to become the first skydiver to land without the aid of a parachute on May 23, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Professional Hollywood stuntman performed a 3,000ft BASE jump without the aid of a parachute, landing on 24,000 cardboard boxes in his home town of Henley upon Thames. Gary was wearing a revolutionary wing suit, which lessens the forces of gravity as he descended, requiring him to land at the optimal angle to the boxes as he approached at speeds in excess of 90mph.