138 Synchronized Skydivers Break World Record (Video)
You might be tuning into the Olympics to watch amazing human feats, but over in Ottawa, Ill., 138 skydivers performed one you won’t see on primetime NBC. The assembly jumped out of six planes to create a synchronized snowflake pattern mid-free fall, setting a new world record Friday. This was the group’s 15 attempted jump to break the old record of 108 synchronized divers.
If you watch the raw video you can see it’s quite a bit of coordination. The event itself took about two minutes, but the group spend months planning, trying out and training for the record-breaking dive.