A group of 101 skydivers from the Skydivers Over Sixty organization set a new world record on Saturday by forming a snowflake formation. The skydivers, who ranged in age from 60 to 80, jumped from an airplane at an altitude of 13,500 feet and successfully formed the snowflake shape in the sky over Perris, California.
The previous record for the largest snowflake formation was 98 skydivers, set in 2018. The Skydivers Over Sixty organization was founded in 2003 to promote skydiving among older adults. The group’s members have a combined age of over 10,000 years, and they have set numerous skydiving records over the years.
The group’s president, 76-year-old Bill Daggett, said that the snowflake formation was a challenging but rewarding experience. “It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun,” he said. “It’s great to see so many people of all ages enjoying the sport of skydiving.”
The skydivers’ accomplishment was celebrated by a crowd of spectators on the ground. The group was also featured on Good Morning America and other news programs.
The skydivers’ record-breaking feat is a testament to the power of the human spirit. It shows that no matter what age you are, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.