Thursday, November 12, 2009

Elsinore news - completed 68 way

picture by DSE from one of the practice jumps leading up to the succesfully completed formation


Congratulations to all the men and women who flew a 68 way wingsuit formation, in full compliance to the current USPA rules.
The formation sadly didnt pass the previous 71 way formation from 2008, which was flown to the same grid specification. But officialy, its the first recognised bigway of its kind. So congratulations to everyone involved!


A short POV video Danish skydiver Bo Weinberg posted on the record jump


Allong with the good news on the event, also some sad news.
As during one of the jumps at the event, just shortly after the completed bigway, one of the flyers appearantly hit the tail of the aircraft and (dispite a cypres activation) didnt survive the injuries sustained.



There are some news reports online on the accident, which can be found here and here.

For more in depth discussion on the accident, check this thread on dropzone.com

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