Monday, April 30, 2012
Largest Skydive Formation: Skydivers Over Sixty set world record
Lake Elsinore, CA, USA -- Skydivers Over Sixty , a group of veteran skydivers from around the world, set the world record in Lake Elsinore for 60 skydivers over the age of 60 jumping in formation ; the skydivers successfully completed their big-way formation in a 90-second freefall, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Skydivers Over Sixty successfully set a world record jump (pictured above) for 60 people over the age of 60 skydiving in formation. Courtesy photo/Terry C. Weatherford. ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness world record for the most tandem parachute jumps in 24 hours at the same location was 130 organized by Khalsa Aid and Skydive Hibaldstow (both UK) at Hibaldstow Airfield in Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the highest speed ever reached in a speed skydiving competition: 526.93 km/h (327.41 mph), by Christian Labhart (Switzerland) at Utti, Finland at the World Cup.
It was the fourth jump of the day, but the seventh jump taken since they began.
"They were ecstatic. They were hootin' and hollering on the ground because they felt really good (about the jump)," said Carol Jones, the group's event coordinator.
"This year, we've got more talent than ever before, so were pretty sure we'll break the record," said 80-year-old Long Beach resident Pat Moorehead, founder of Skydivers Over Sixty (SOS).
Formed in 1992 as a subgroup of Parachutists Over Phorty Society (POPS), SOS is comprised of 1,640 members in 26 nations. POPS was organized in 1966.
Skydivers from seven other countries were in attendance, including Australia, Italy, Germany, France, England, Canada and Austria.
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Related world records:
Skydiving world records
Monday, April 30, 2012 11:13 AM