Monday, May 30, 2011

 Most parachute jumps: Don Kellnerm sets world record (Video)

HAZLETON, PA, USA -- Don Kellner, a former crew chief in the U.S. Air Force, who owns a skydiving business ( Above the Poconos Skydivers ), has jumped out of an airplane 40005 times - setting the new world record for the Most parachute jumps .
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  Photo: Don Kellner floats to earth on skydive No. 40,005 - breaking his own Guinness world record. Photo: Jamie Pesotine ( enlarge photo )

  The previous Guinness world record for the greatest number of descents made is 39,000 by Don Kellner (USA).

Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most simultaneous games of parachute at one venue: 58, played by a total of 1,547 participants in an attempt organised by Plymstock School, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.

  Family and friends came from as far as Wisconsin to take part in the occasion at Hazleton Municipal Airport, where Kellner co-owns Above the Poconos Skydivers .

  He said he was hooked since his first jump. "The sport started in the US in about 1956 or so and I started jumping in 1961," said Kellner. "After I made my third jump, I said, 'I'm going to do this the rest of my life.'"

  Asked why he keeps jumping, Kellner held out his hands to show they were still shaking from adrenaline about a minute after landing another jump, his 40,005th, at the airport.

  After all those jumps, does his wife fret for his safety?

   "I worry about him more when I can't be up there," Darlene said while watching his chute float down. The Kellners married in midair 21 years ago.
   Darlene, an engineer-turned-science teacher who has 15,551 jumps to her credit, uses skydiving video clips to illustrate lessons in her classroom.

  How much longer will he continue to skydive?
 "Til the last drop," he said.

Related world records:   
Oldest tandem skydiving jumper: Fred Mack (Video)

Highest base jump: Nasr Al Niyadi and Omar Al Hegelan

Largest women's head-down freefly formation: 41 female skydivers set world record

Most tamdem loops in one jump: Pal Takats and Gabor Kezi

Most vertical metres skied: Oliver Kern

Highest Skydive Landing: Jai Kishan, Wendy Smith and Tom Noonan

Highest parachute landing: world record set near Mount Everest

Oldest wing walker: Tom Lackey

Largest all-female skydiving formation: 181 skydivers

Largest Diamond formation: 100 skydivers

Largest Freefalling Sky Dive Cross In The World

Monday, May 30, 2011

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