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TGM Environmental on hand to assist stunt man!
Last week, stunt man Gary Connery completed his most audacious feat yet when he became the first person in history to jump out of a helicopter without a parachute from half a mile up in
the air and land on a huge pile of cardboard boxes and TGM Environmental were
proud to be part of the day when the clearing up had to be carried out afterwards!
Wearing a winged “bird suit” to slow his descent from 2,400 feet, Gary still reached speeds of approx. 80 mph and as he approached landing he used the wings on his suit to slow himself down and guide himself safely onto the 12 foot high and 300 feet long “landing
strip” of cardboard
Speaking after he was helped from the boxes the father-of-two said: “It was absolutely wonderful. Landing in the boxes was so comfortable and soft – I clearly got my calculations right.”
The stunt was watched by thousands of people in the field just outside Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on what was a gloriously hot and sunny day. The cardboard boxes were considered
the best way to break Gary’s fall as anything more dense than cardboard and air
would be dangerous at such high speeds.
When the exciting event was over, there was then the task of clearing away the cardboard which is where TGM Environmental excel! We began the operation of clearing the 20,000 boxes which weighed in at approx. 20 tonnes and every single bit of the material was taken away for recycling.
We congratulate Gary on his amazing feat and were happy to play our part in a very memorable occasion!