Skydivers needed to break world record

PUBLISHED: 16:19 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:07 18 February 2015

Skydivers are needed for a tandem jump world record attempt.

Skydivers are needed for a tandem jump world record attempt.

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All participants will jump from 15,000 feet - the maximum height you can jump from without an oxygen supply.

Your name could be written in the history books.Your name could be written in the history books.

Skydive UK is looking for 333 adrenaline junkies to break the Guinness World Record for the most tandem skydives in 24 hours.

The tandem skydive will be held at Dunkeswell Airfield on Saturday, June 20.

Jason Farrant, managing director of Skydive UK, said: “Almost anyone can skydive as long as they are over 16 years of age. Experienced tandem instructors will be looking after you.

“All you need to do is relax and enjoy the most amazing rush in your life.”

The vast majority of tandem skydivers taking part in the Guinness World Record attempt will raise money for charity.

The world record attempt is aiming to generate more than £100,000 for different worthy causes.

All participants will jump from 15,000 feet - the maximum height you can jump from without an oxygen supply.

Daredevil jumpers will get 60 seconds of freefall and approximately five minutes under the canopy.

The registration for the event opens to the general public on Monday, February 2, and 150 spaces are already taken by the supporters of certain charities.

This means there are just less than 200 spaces open to public.

The current Guinness World Record for the most tandem skydives in 24 hours is 281 – coincidentally, it is also held by Skydive UK.

Jason added: “We have the experience in hosting massive events like this, but this year we want to go just a little bigger to break the record again.

“Skydiving is our world and we would like to see more and more people getting involved in it.”

Anyone interested in taking part should get in touch with Aija Stikane - aija@skydive99.com or 01404 89022244.


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