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Maybe that’s one reason why a Latvian drone company called Aerones has produced and filmed the world’s first drone jump.
According to Aerones, the feat was filmed Friday with skydiver Ingus Augstkalns being lifted by a 28-propeller drone and then dropping from a height of 1,082 feet.
Apparently the stunt was not just for show or for Augstkalns to experience 100 percent pure adrenaline. Aerones has more serious purposes in mind.
“In the near future, our technology will save human lives, will help fight fires and carry out other challenging and significant work,” Jānis Putrāms, the chief engineer of Aerones who piloted the drone, said, via the Daily Mail. “With this project, we show that we are ready for serious tasks in the field of civil defense and sports.”
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.