Basejump from Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the World


Burj Khalifa is 829.8 meter high and thus has enough height to let people do basejumps from it. The height is just about enough for some seconds of fun before you need to deploy the parachute. The video might seem long, but they are free falling just a couple of seconds.

Given the formula t = sqrt(2h/g), you can see that they would fall for about 13 seconds before hitting the ground. The max velocity right before hitting the ground in free fall would be v = -gt which amounts to about 127 m/s or 459 kmph. But, they are not freefalling like that, they are flying and they deploy de parachutes way before hitting the ground so the actual speeds they encounter might be more clse to 120 kmph.

In the video from above Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen, sponsored by Skydive Dubai, break a new World Record by BASE jumping from Burj Khalifa and they do this with style. Have fun!

Via [Gizmodo].

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