Longest female skydive Jump: world record set by Valerica
[Dec 14]BUCHAREST,Romania--Romanian skydiver , sport master, Valerica
POPESCU, from Romanian AirClub has established the new world record
for The Longest skydive Jump (female), jumping in second Millenium
and landing in third Millenium.
In the night between 31.12.2000 and 01.012001, jumping
from 1000 m on the second Millenium and landing in third Millenium,
the skydiver marked the Millenium change in free fall.
There were two drops, using Para-Foil parachutes, made
from an Antonov AN - 2 , piloted by Ovidiu CORNEANU and Octavian
IOSIF, both flight inspectors at AACR.
One drop was made at 00:00 GMT and the second one at
00:00 Romanian time, landing took place in front of Expo Centre
in The Free Press Square in BucharestThe skydive was made between
exploding fireworks in the sky.
This particular skydive was a very difficult jump to
be made because of several factors : night time, low temperatures
and an unusual trajectory between exploding fireworks. There was
several tones of fireworks that were fired from the ground and exploded
high in the sky.
The glide was made through a thick cloud of gases from
the fireworks, landing was in a small place, between the people
on one side and the fire courtine made by the shooting fireworks.
The event was heavely mediated at that time and was
homologated and awarded by The Romanian Aeronautical Federation.