Longest indoor freefall-world record set by
MILTON KEYNES, UK --
The adventurer Bear
Grylls broke the World Record for the longest indoor
freefall by "flying" for 97 minutes.
His indoor flying team included double amputee Al Hodgson
and Scotsman Freddy MacDonald. (enlarge
Each minute of indoor body-flying is the equivalent
of one skydive, and the whole 97 minutes is the same as falling
242 miles continuously or the distance from Milton Keynes
Speaking after his achievement Bear
Grylls, who is also the youngest Briton to climb Everest,
said: "I've never had to concentrate so much in my whole life.
It required digging a lot deeper than I expected and has been
one of the most intense records I have ever broken. I'm really
proud to have done this and to set a new World Record."
Grylls has been involved in several solo and team
based feats in the name of charity or record breaking but
his latest attempt took place at the Airkix indoor skydiving
tunnel in the city centre.