New free fall record

63 women from across the world joined hands as they dipped head first to the Arizona desert earlier on Saturday, breaking the record of female vertical formation skydiving, said the United States Parachute Association.

The skydivers jumped from 3 airplanes at 18000 feet in Eloy, which is around sixty five miles southeast from Phoenix, stated Nancy Koreen, the director of sport promotion at the association. The women were from countries like United States, Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Mexico and Canada. This record was made in the twelfth attempt. They broke the earlier record set by forty one women made in the year 2010.

Nancy Koreen herself took part in the jump. She told a leading news agency that everyone has to perform together, which is what makes the record so challenging. Swiss based Federation Aeronautique Internationale’s judges affirmed the attempt at the place.

Vertical skydiving is known to be more difficult compared to freefall or belly to earth skydiving. Nancy added that when you are on your head, everything happens a lot faster. You have a lot less surface area exposed to the air. Therefore, it is a harder position to fly and control.

Meanwhile, a Salvation Army officer has plans to skydive later on Saturday to bring up awareness of the need for holiday assistance in the San Diego County. Lt. Jay Koebel would skydive for 2nd consecutive year at the Oceanside Municipal Airport.