200 Skydivers, 10 Planes, One World Record: Second ‘Vertical Jump’ Takes Stab at History

200 Skydivers, 10 Planes, One World Record: Second ‘Vertical Jump’ Takes Stab at History
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Sky pilots will form a rapidly descending, head-first human daisy chain when they attempt a world record feat in August.

What do you get when you send hundreds of skydivers to abnormally high altitudes in a veritable squadron of planes and tell them to jump at once?

Answer: a world record, as long as they can all manage to link arms at the same time while they freefall.

When conditions are right in late August, 200 men and women will descend on Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Ill., to attempt a 200-way Head-Down Vertical World Skydiving Record.

In the “single-point skydive,” each jumper will exit their plane, and then fly together to create one large paper angel-like formation. If they can pull it off, they’ll immortalize themselves in the annals of Guinness as the most people to accomplish the feat.

Practicing for a formation at Skydive Chicago; (photo/Skydive…

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