A group of eight skydivers lept into the Central Florida skies to prove age really is just a number by breaking a world record for the largest formation of jumpers over the age of 80!

Blue skies were smiling at Jim Culhane, Cliff Davis, Scotty Gallan, Walt Green, Paul Hinen, SkyHuminsky, Woody McKay, and Ted Williams as they jumped out of a plane and into the record books during a 3-day event sponsored by the International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration. 

While the feat helped them beat the previous record of a formation of six people, the group is full of seasoned skydivers from the Jumpers Over Eighty Society (JOES), many of whom have “made significant contributions to the modern sport of skydiving over the years,” said Davis.


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“We are all proud to represent our sport with a demonstration that illustrates how the skills and expertise of our team is timeless and always evolving,” he added.

The historic event took place at Skydive DeLand, an epicenter for sky-high hijinks located just north of Orlando.  

Videos and photos of the epic jump are in the process of being evaluated by Guinness World Records.

By Meghan Yani, contributor for Ripleys.com


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