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Skyidver attempts world record by breaking boards

Skydiver Attempts Guinness World Board Breaking Record

Topping the headlines today in skydiving news, David Frank is going to attempt to break as many pine boards while skydiving from 14,000 ft. The current record holder Travis Donley, won the record in 2011 by breaking two during...
National Collegiate Speed Record

Black Knights Speed Record

On January 1st, 2016 the "Army West Point Break-Up Six" set a new national collegiate record for speed and won the gold medal in the six-way speed formation at the United States Parachute Association's 2015 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships. The...
World Record for Paragliding Accuracy

World Record for Paragliding Accuracy

There is a new world record for paragliding accuracy! Romania’s George Cotet won the gold at the FAI World Air Games and set the new world record. He logged 11 consecutive flights less than 5cm. The first FAI World Paragliding...
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World’s Oldest Skydiver

As of July 2017 Kenny Meyer of Sussex, New Jersey has become the oldest living skydiver. The 102-year-old resident of a small town woke up to a full English breakfast at 6 a.m. and got ready for his first skydiving...
138 People Break Skydiving World Record

138 People Break Skydiving World Record

Perseverance is the key, as was discovered by the 138 people who broke the vertical skydiving world record earlier this month in Ottawa, Illinios.  The previous record was set in 2009 and the count at that time was 108 skydivers. Reaching their...
Air Wars

Air Wars

Here's a trivia question for you. What air sport's beginnings involved a sheep, a duck, and a rooster? That may sound like the setup for a bad joke, but it's a real scenario - one that lay the foundation for...
Flight of the Phoenix

Flight of the Phoenix

Originally billed as "World Team Flight of the Phoenix 156 Way", the actual event boasted 192 skydivers in formation. Between April 14th and April 17th, 2011, Skydive Deland hosted this event from a list of top skydivers from around the world. World...
World Record Task in Forbes

World Record Task in Forbes

Top Australian hang glider Jonny Durand set a new hang gliding world record this month when he finished first in the Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championship's Walgett challenge. Durand completed the longest ever task when he flew from Forbes to...
New Hang Gliding World Record Set in Chile

New Hang Gliding World Record Set in Chile

News from South America on 13 November 2013: a new hang gliding world record set in Chile by Austrian pilot Thomas Weissenberger. His eight hour flight covered 350 kilometers across the Cordillera Coast in Chile -- the new world record for an...
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Perrine Bridge Base Jump Record Broken Again

Danny Weiland has set a new base jump record at Perrine Bridge. Again. Weiland successfully jumped from the Twin Falls, Idaho bridge, floating into the Snake River Canyon, and making his way back to the top a total of 64...
USA Paragliding Distance Record

USA Paragliding Distance Record

The summer months bring warm weather and thermals that are conducive to record-setting events in air sports.  This summer is no different with a new record being set in the US for the longest paragliding flight.  The previous paragliding record was...
Ultralight News

Ultralight News Around The World

It's been quite the month in ultralight aircraft news, starting with the first electric aircraft to cross the English Channel, in fact two crews are claiming the honor.  On Friday July 10, the Airbus Group announced that its E-Fan technology demonstrator had flown from Lydd,...
61 Wingsuit Jumpers Set New Skydiving World Record

61 Wingsuit Jumpers Set New Skydiving World Record

On October 27th, 1997 John Kallend, then fifty-two years old, made his first jump as a skydiver. On October 17th, 2015 he made his 3,000th. Now, seventy years young, he was the oldest participant in a group that set...
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The Largest Night Formation in History

On February 11-12, 2017 a group of international canopy flyers gathered the Florida Skydiving Center with a goal to set the largest night canopy formation.
Tandem Skydiving Record

Skydivers Set Tandem Record

A brother and sister set a 24 hour tandem jumping record in Harbor Springs, Michigan; all in the name of charity. Luther Kurtz and Angela Bishop started at 6:35 pm on June 29th and by the afternoon of the next...
Nate Scales Paragliding Record

New USA Paragliding Record

On June 30, 2012, in Sun Valley, Idaho, Matt Beechinor set a new paragliding record for the United States. Little did he know, Nate Scales would be coming on the scene, to the same area of the country, just...
Vertical Formation Skydiving World Record

Vertical Formation Skydiving Record

A new vertical skydiving world record was set this past Friday in Ottawa, Illinois, as 164 divers traveled at speeds up to 240 mph and came together to form a flower formation in the Midwest sky. It took the...
Skydive Ultra Marathon

Skydive Ultra

There are Marathons - There are Skydiving Competitions - And then there is Skydive Ultra Extreme is a word that is thrown around loosely, and is often applied to activities as simple as dropping into a half-pipe on a skateboard....
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Jump from Space a Huge Success!

Click on any photo for a larger view. One of the few new stories that offers the adrenaline rush not always found in the recent political wrangling is Felix Baumgartner's October 14th Red Bull Stratos "space jump." Like many air...
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Women’s Vertical World Record 65-Way

On their sixteenth attempt, the women at Skydive Arizona set a new world record for a vertical formation of sixty-five women. The jump team consisted of women from 18 countries meeting in Elroy, Arizona. The record-breaking formation was accomplished in...