Photo above by Gustavo Canbana.
On November 18, an international group of jumpers from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States exited three Cessna Caravans and flew a two-point 54-way canopy formation skydive at Jump Florida Skydiving in Lake Wales. Chris Gay and Brian Pangburn of Canopy Formation Specialists organized the team, which consisted of 51 men and three women. Judges Rina Gallo, Marylou Laughlin and Gillian Raynor certified the jump, and USPA is submitting it to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale for ratification as the World Record for Largest Two-Point Canopy Formation Skydive. During the weekend, the team also completed a 65-way canopy formation, thought to be the largest since the world-record 100-way set at the same location in 2007.
Point one of the FAI World Record for Largest Two-Point Canopy Formation Skydive. Photo by Michael Tomaselli.
Point two. Photo by Michael Tomaselli.
The record setting skydivers are:
Haitham Abou Ouf, Mark Anderson, Steven Archuletta, Kenneth Backus, Charles Backus, Bruce Barnett, John Bechtel, James Bolton, Simon-Pierre Bouchard, Don Bromley, George Buijtendijk, Fabio Campanha, Steven Cannistra, Szymon Chełmicki, Vincent Coulombe, Jean de Ladurantaye, Anne DeKoker, Eber do Amaral Rodrigues, Martin Dumas, Robert Feisthamel, Bob Felt, Paul Ferrell, Eric Gallan, Chris Gay, Michael Goodin, Eduardo Guillen, Frederick Hillebrandt, Jason Hobbs, Jackson Hoffman, Nicolas Huard, Travis Johnson, Sean Jones, Carmen Juneau, William Kitto, Henk Lunshof, Brian Martin, Frank Matrone, Marcus Muir-Smith, Chad Neidigh, Brian Pangburn, Yuliya Pangburn, Michael Paolin, Sean Paquette, Pasi Pirttikoski, Andrew Preston, Michel Rainville, Damien Ristaino, Benedikt Simoens, Philip Sparrow, Kyle Taylor, Chris Warnock, Jonathan Yonke, John Young and Denis Zhuravkov. Gustavo Cabana, Daniel Lepot and Michael Tomaselli flew camera for the group.
Photo by Gustavo Cabana.
Photo by Michael Tomaselli.