Jumpers set a new 42 Way Vertical Formation Record in Florida (photo by Bill Schmitz)
Shortly after Christmas, three members of the Golden Knights traveled to Skydive Sebastian in southern FL to tryout for a slot on the 2012 Vertical World Record. The tryout camp was part of the Skydive Sebastian Invasion, which saw 450 skydivers from around the world convene on the airport. (more…)
What does it take to be on a world record skydive? Two members of the Golden Knights Tandem Team are training to be on the 2012 Vertical Formation World Record jump. The jump will take place in July of 2012, which is now less than a year away. To be on the jump, all interested jumpers must take part in a series of tryout and skills camps.
A formation builds on one of the warmup jumps. Photo by Simon Palacio
This Thanksgiving holiday, women from all over the country and the world gathered at Skydive Arizona, in Eloy, AZ to attempt to build the world’s largest vertical formation of all women. SGT Jen Schaben represented the Golden Knights by joining 40 other women to build this record. Ladies started arriving on Monday, to jump at the warmup camps on Tuesday and Wednesday. The organizers split the participants into two groups of 22 to start the jumping off. (more…)