32 skydivers set world record in Arizona

A group of women performed the largest all-female upright skydive ever.

Thanksgiving was a historic day for skydiving in the state of Arizona.

Thirty-two women performed a dive in upright formation at Skydive Arizona, setting a new world record, according to Nancy Koreen, the director of the U.S. Parachute Association.

The upright formation is when a diver is positioned like she is sitting in a chair. Koreen said that the group is the largest to perform an all-female upright formation skydive.

A release from prior to the event said the team planned to jump from two separate planes from above 16,000 feet, leaving the jumpers with about 50 seconds to perform the formation heading toward the ground at 170 mph.

 

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