Skydive Jump-world record set by romanian skydivers
19] BUCHAREST,Romania--Romanian skydivers , sport masters Popescu
Valerica, Rites Ionut Irinel, Grigore Dan Cristian
and Andrei Gabriel from Romanian AirClub has established
the new world record for The Longest Skydive Jump , 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 skydivers marked the Millenium change in free fall.
There were two drops made from an Antonov AN
- 2 plane, using Para-Foil parachutes.
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 Bucharest.
The skydive was made between exploding fireworks in
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.