World’s largest formation in free-fall: February 8, 2006 in Udon Thani, Thailand (400 linked persons in freefall).
Largest head down formation (vertical formation): July 31, 2009 at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, USA (108 linked skydivers in head to Earth attitude).
European record: August 13, 2010, Wloclawek, Poland. Polish skydivers broke a record when 102 people created a formation in the air during the Big Way Camp Euro 2010. The skydive was their fifteenth attempt at breaking the record.
World’s largest canopy formation: 100, set on November 21, 2007 in Lake Wales, Florida, USA.
Largest wingsuit formation: November 12, 2008, Lake Elsinore, California, USA (71 wingsuit jumpers).
In 1929 US Army Sgt. R. W. Bottriell held the world’s record for parachute jumps with 500. At that number Bottriell, stopped parachuting and became a ground instructor.
Don Kellner holds the record for the most parachute jumps, with a total of over 40,000 jumps.
Bill Dause holds the record for the most accumulated freefall time with over 420 hours Slots of freefall time (30,000+ jumps)
Cheryl Stearns (USA) holds the record for the most parachute descents by a woman, with a total of 15,560 in August 2003.
Capt. Joe W. Kittinger achieved the highest and longest (14 min) parachute jump in history on August 16, 1960 as part of a United States Air Force program testing high-altitude escape systems. Wearing a pressure suit, Capt. Kittinger ascended for an hour and a half in an open gondola attached to a balloon to an altitude of 102,800 feet (31,330 m), where he then jumped. The fall lasted 4 minutes and 36 seconds, during which Capt. Kittinger reached speeds of 988 km/h (614 mph).
Adrian Nicholas holds the skydiving records for the longest freefall. A 4 minutes and 55 seconds wingsuit jump made on March 12, 1999.
Jay Stokes holds the record for most parachute descents in a single day at 640.
The Oldest Skydiver: Frank Moody, aged 101, made a tandem jump on June 6, 2004 at Skydive Cairns. The Tandem Master was Karl Eitrich.