April 18, 2014

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2014 US Paragliding Nationals -

Friday, December 20, 2013

Skydive Ultra -

Thursday, October 31, 2013

USA Sends First Parpalegic to Compete at World Skydiving Competition -

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta -

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Air Wars -

Sunday, August 11, 2013

2013 Hot Air Balloon National Championships -

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Crossroads Balloon Rally -

Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Wingsuit World Record 2012

Last Saturday, 100 skydivers set a new Guinness skydiving world record for wingsuit formation with their 13,000 foot wingsuit dive. They traveled from 21 different countries to form a diamond formation in the desert above Perris Valley in California. Five planes were needed for the coordinated drop.

Wingsuit World Record 2012With three days of training camp the 100 skydivers would make five attempts in four days before forming the record setting diamond on the seventh day at Perris Vally Skydiving in southern California. The world record was was certified by two judges before submitting to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The wingsuits wore by the skydivers are designed to increase the surface area of the body giving a significant lift increase. This lift allowed the sky divers to cruise for two miles horizontally while reaching speeds up to 80 mph.

Other wingsuit Guinness World Records have been set this year, including one that simultaneously broke four other Guinness records, but this is the first one to involve such an elaborate formation with 100 divers.

The non-profit organization, Raise The Sky partially organized the dive. This organization generates awareness for their “Flying Dream Project” which focuses on skydivers talking to school children about teamwork, goal-setting, achievement, facing fears, while relating these concepts to human flight.

Wingsuit World Record 2012

Wingsuiters leaving the aircrafts
Image Credit: Noah Bahnson/Raise the Sky

Wingsuit World Record 2012

The Break-off
Image Credit: Mark Harris/Raise the Sky

Wingsuit World Record 2012

The Record Breaking Formation
Image Credit: Mark Harris/Raise the Sky