Skydiving Record Shattered as Highest Fall Speed Ever Recorded Achieved
In a breathtaking feat of human daring, a skydiver has achieved the highest fall speed ever recorded in the sport of skydiving.
The amazing jump was made by professional skydiver, Travis Smith, who shattered the previous record of 238 km/h (148 mph) by achieving a fall speed of 253 km/h (157 mph). Smith completed the jump in a wingsuit, a specialized skydiving suit that gives the jumper more control over their direction and speed.
The jump took place in the United States, with Smith leaping from a plane at an altitude of 10,000 feet. After a free fall of just over one minute, Smith deployed his parachute, safely gliding back to the ground. Smith's record-breaking jump has been widely praised by the skydiving community, with many professionals citing it as the most impressive skydiving feat of all time.
"Travis Smith's jump is a true testament to the capabilities of modern skydiving," said John Johnson, a long-time skydiving instructor. "This jump proves that with the right equipment and training, skydiving can be both thrilling and safe."
Smith's achievement has inspired many amateur skydivers to attempt to break his record, but experts warn that not everyone should attempt such a feat.
"Skydiving at such high speeds requires a level of skill and experience that can only be achieved by those who have spent years honing their craft," said Johnson. For now, Smith's record stands as a shining example of what can be achieved in the sport of skydiving.