To submit your Civilian High altitude Skydive record we require the following:
1. Flight Plan, Notam (Notice to Airmen),Letter of Authorization, noting country, location, Dropzone, Etc.
2. Pilots Name and jump platform, Aircraft, Helicopter, Helium Balloon, Hot Air Balloon,
3. Annual Altimeter Calibration Certificate (for date Jump occurred)
4. Record holders Name, nationality, gender, age, ethnicity. We document all sub categories i.e. Oldest, youngest, male, female, etc.
Be Advised: All jump aircraft used must not exceed their FAA approved maximum operating altitude, as specified in the aircraft Type Certificate Data Sheet, Pilots Operating Handbook, or other FAA approved documents (or foreign equivalent for aircraft not certified by the FAA) during a record attempt.
After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a maximum of speed of 1,357.6 km/h or 843.6 mph(Mach 1.25) through the near vacuum of the stratosphere before being slowed by the atmosphere later during his 4:20 minute long freefall. The 43-year-old Austrian skydiving expert also broke two other world records (highest freefall, highest manned balloon flight), leaving the one for the longest freefall to project mentor Col. Joe Kittinger. The Red Bull Stratos team brings together the world's leading minds in aerospace medicine, engineering, pressure suit development, capsule creation and balloon fabrication. It includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds three of the records Felix will strive to break.
Joe's record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was during a time when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and had already taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project "Man-High" and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. The Excelsior III mission was his 33rd parachute jump.
Joe Kittinger, a soft-spoken Orlando native whose feats as an aviator made him a legend, has been named to the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Kittinger, set the world Altitude free fall record with a 102,800-foot parachute jump as an Air Force test pilot in 1960 from a helium balloon, Kittinger established and held this record until