In 2019, the Ukraine organizes a National Head Down Record. This means that as many free flyers as possible dive head down at the same time. The existing world record is with 164 people at the same time. They jumped from an altitude of approximately 5500 meters. Head down is supposed to be one of the most difficult skydive techniques and it requires extra skills indeed.
First of all, the head down position itself is rather untypical for a person, used to stay head up most of the time. Second challenge is to keep yourself head down and control your flight on a terminal speed of about 360-370 km/h.
Finally yet importantly is to be able to perform some teamwork in that position to achieve your jump task – approach your teammate, make dock with him or a group of skydivers and afterwards leave the formation to deploy your parachute safely.
«ALL THAT REQUIRES TITANIC EFFORTS TO SUCCEED»
In order to be allowed to participate in this record attempt, a skydiver has to be licensed. During the year, several training camps are organized in which the skydivers participate, gathering points. The end-score determines whether he is allowed to be in the main record group or if he will be placed in the reserve team.