Video Of The Week - Wingsuit Skydivers Set New Formation Record

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Photo Credit: Mark Harris/Skydive Paris

On October 17th, 61 wingsuit skydivers from a dozen countries arrived in Perris, California for one purpose - To shatter the skydiving record for the most wingsuit divers in formation while in freefall, set by 42 jumpers in June.

The daredevils leaped off three airplanes that were flying at an altitude of 13,500-feet. Each then 'flew' to take his/her predetermined spot to create a perfect diamond formation. At about 5,500 feet, the divers scattered in different directions to ensure everyone had enough flying space, before opening their parachutes and landing gracefully on the ground below.

Photo Credit: Skydive Paris

The latest record comes on the heels of the biggest sequential skydive formation - One in which divers hold on to each other. That title was claimed by 202 Skydive Perris members who made the leap at the same location on September 29th (2nd video).

Resources: newsweek.com, youtube.com, skydive Perris

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  • bday_summergirl
    bday_summergirlThursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:31 pm
    Wow! Cray-cray!
    • bsc
      bscThursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:35 pm
      That's very cool!
      • trbailey1
        trbailey1Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:42 am
        that's cool and crazy
        • jango
          jangoThursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:50 am
          that's crazy
          • sky_dragon
            sky_dragonWednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:04 am
            Awesome!
            • trbailey1
              trbailey1Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:43 am
              right that is awesome
            • ginnyweasly1
              ginnyweasly1Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:48 pm
              That is really coo!!
              • catty123Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:43 pm
                that is so cool
                • kermetthefrog
                  kermetthefrogWednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:26 am
                  done that
                  • sunshine mafia Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:53 am
                    i tried that before
                    • PUBGTuesday, August 28, 2018 at 4:35 pm
                      done that