Tandem Skydiver: world record set by Valentina Mihanciu
5] STREJNIC, Romania --The 9 year old Romanian VALENTINA MIHANCIU
has set a world record for the youngest tandem skydiver, after performing
a jup in tandem with her trainer at Strejnic, Ploiesti-Romania airfield,
from a height of 4000 m, with a free fall of 55 seconds.
VALENTINA MIHANCIU is a laureate, IV grade pupil at
Onisifor Ghibu High-School, Sibiu. She has been skiinng since she
was one yr four months old. She is skating, dance and diving. (enlarge
She first flew at the early age of 6 months together
with her parents on the board of a PZL-104, WILGA airplane.
The father, VASILE MIHANCIU, is parachute jumping trainer,
multiple national champion and world record holder with 6800 jumps
and the mother (enlarge
TATIANA POPONEA is parachute jump trainer as well with 1800 jumps
The parachute jump trainer who has jumped with
VALENTINA MIHANCIU in tandem, Nicolau Ramiro, is multiple national
champion and he performed 6500 jumps up to this moment.