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YOUNGEST PERSON TO SKYDIVE
The youngest tandem skydiver was Toni Stadler.
He was only four years old when he jumped with Paul Lutge from 10,000 feet above the earth.
The jump was a tandem jump (skydiving while being harnessed to a trainer).

OLDEST
The oldest man to jump on a plane was 101 years old.

LARGEST FEMALE FORMATION
The largest all-female skydiving formation-world record was set by 181 female skydivers who joined together to set the new world record for the largest all-female skydiving formation.
This was done in order to raise money in the fight against breast cancer, raising over 900-thousand dollars towards the cause.

FIRST JUMP
The first parachute jump ever recorded was made by the inventor of the parachute, Andre-Jacques Garnerin.

Largest Skydiving Formation
400 jumpers formed a formation over Udon Thani in Thailand in 2006.

HIGHSPEED FALL
During his highly publicized Red Bull Stratos Jump (during which an energy drink company appeared to have a better space program than the United States of America), Felix Baumgartner reached a freefall speed of 834 mph. He broke the sound barrier with his body.

THE GUY WHO ALMOST GOT HIT WITH A METEORITE
In 2012, Anders Helstrup of the Oslo Parachute Club took off from the Airport in Hedmark, Norway.
On the way down, he was buzzed by an actual-factual meteorite. It, like, totally almost hit him! Coincidentally, he captured this incredible moment on video: YOUTUBE

INDIA
The first skydiving center in India was set up by Sports Authority of Gujarat while the first skydiving school in India, Agni Aviation is located in Bangalore.

FRANCE 1797
Garnerin was an avid balloonist and Official Aeronaut of France. On October 22, 1797 in Paris, he tested his contraption by jumping from a hydrogen balloon from an altitude of 3,200 feet. His wife, Jeanne Genevieve Labrosse, became the first woman to ascend solo and fly a parachute.

YOU CAN`T TALK IN FREE FALL
During freefall, the wind traveling past your ears is well over 100 mph. This much makes you deaf to all sounds you cannot hear a fellow skydiver. By yelling into each other's ears, you may hear a little but you certainly can't have a proper conversation.

TATTOO
A skydiver over Sweden got the first tattoo during a jump when he had the letters WFFT tattooed on his body. This stands for World's First Freefall Tattoo.

CRAZY OR BRAVE?
Some of the most daring skydivers include a 92 year old man sporting artificial knees, a hearing aid and weighing 105 pounds who leaped from 3,500 feet did a solo jump and a 90 years old woman who skydived from 12,000 feet to celebrate her birthday.

NOT A TREND SPORT
The highest skydive without a parachute was completed by Luke Aikins in 2016, where he jumped from 25,000 ft. and landed in a net.
While you’ve probably heard of this widely recognized skydive, you can view the Guinness World Record confirmation here.
Because of the danger, this will not become a new trend sport. :)

FIRST PERSON TO RIDE A BICYCLE OUT OF A PLANE
Since practically inventing modern trick BMXing in the 90s,
American BMX athlete Mat Hoffman has spent a lot of time on his bike in the air.
He took it a little higher than the high jumps, however, when he rode out the back of a Skydive Arizona skyvan. YOUTUBE