Monday, August 03, 2015

164 Skydivers Smash Head Down World Record

Travelling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down have built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation.

The formation, resembling a giant flower, floated above Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, for a matter of seconds Friday before the flyers broke away, deployed their parachutes, and whooped and hollered their way to the ground.

Seven aircraft flew in precise formation to ensure the jumpers de-planed at the right place, time and altitude. The record jumpers exited at 19,700 feet.

Ottawa is 80 miles southwest of Chicago.

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