Skydiving Group Practices For World Record Attempt

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in Formation Skydiving

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A mass skydiving group is on its way towards setting a new world record in Arizona this week.

The World Team is known for its record-setting jump in 2006 in Thailand, in which 400 people took part in a free-fall formation. This week, in the skies over Eloy, Arizona, the group is doing practice runs for a 2-point, 222-way world record, in which 222 people would create two complete formations in the air.

The goal is to complete two separate formation points within the same dive, no small feat when considering that it must be completed in 80 seconds or less. When the record is completed, the changing geometrical patterns with colorful jumpsuits will look like a huge kaleidoscope in the sky.

They have spent three days practicing for the record-breaking attempt, which they hope to have completed by April 2nd, weather permitting.

The record attempt will be judged and certified by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the governing body in charge of air-sport records.

This record attempt is in honor of the World Team’s 20th anniversary. It was founded in 1994 by BJ Worth, has members from over 28 nations, and holds four record-breaking titles.

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