skydiving during a Solar Eclipse-world record set by Romanian
[Oct 23] STREJNIC, Romania-- 18 Romanian skydivers from Romanian
Air Club and Romanian Intelligence Service skydived during a full
solar eclipse and set a world record for the largest skydiving during
a Total Solar Eclipse.
The jumps were made over Strejenic Airfield - Ploiesti,
Romania, from 1500 m, using two IAR 330 Puma helicopters, place
of drop was located on the darkest part made by the solar eclipse.
The skydivers were: Mrs.Valerica Popescu, Mr.Popescu
Cristinel, Mr.Rites Ionut-Irinel, Mrs.Tudorica Aurelia, Mrs.Ciobanu
Cristina, Mr.Manescu Mihai, Mr.Balascau Catalin, Mr.Buzan Adrian,
Mr.Uatu Cristian - on behalf of Romanian Air Club and Mr.Cojocaru
Constantin, Mr.Sirbu Janot, Mr.Toma Florian, Mr.Glavan Daniel, Mr.Pena
Virgil, Mr.Pena Marian, Mr.Constantin Adrian, Mr.Gurbedean Dan Florian,
Mr.Roman George - on behalf of Romanian Intelligence Service/Counter
was a very special, unique skydive because was made in night time
durring full day time, the jump was made while the day darkens suddenly.
The Solar Eclipse from 11.08.1999 was considered by
scientists , by many regarding aspects, as to be The Solar Eclipse
of the Century.
It is one of the Solar Eclipse that was visible from
Romanian soil, Strejnic AirField - Ploiesti was located on the central
line of total darkenss in Romania.
The Eclipse traveled Europe starting from North-West
It traveled many states: Great Britain, France, Germany,
Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Romanian Aeronautical Federation has homologated
the jump as National Record: "Most Skydives in the darkest
point of the Total Solar Eclipse".
This world record was sponsored by Inner
Consulting Group, courtesy through his representatives Simona and