Skydiving

All our gutsy and “slightly mad” guests and the adventurous followers of the skydiving and tandem jumps must please book their jumps in advance and directly with the Johannesburg Skydiving Club at https://jsc.co.za/contactbookings/ or phone them at +27 83 sky dive/+27 83 759 3483.

Fun facts

The youngest person to have skydived is four year old Toni Stadler from South Africa. Toni was strapped to Tandem Master Paul Lutge’s chest as they leapt out of their single-engine plane 10,000 feet above the earth, freefalling for half a minute before opening the parachute.

The oldest person was Frank Moody has the record for the oldest skydiver,  at age 101, he made a tandem jump on 6 June 2004 in Australia.

The highest skydive was done by Felix Baumgartner who broke the previously held record (from 1960) on 14 October 2012 and achieved Mach 1.24 from his Red Bull Stratos space jump thus also breaking the sound barrier. He jumped from a height of 128,100 feet or 39 km – more than four miles higher than Kittinger’s jump in 1960, which was from 102,800 feet or 19.5 miles.

The largest freefall formation was a 400-way set in Udon Thani, Thailand. Five C-130 Hercules aeroplanes were used and it was held for 4.25 seconds. They had exited from an altitude of 25,000 feet

The most jumps were done on 20 May 2001 by Michael Zang who did 500 jumps in a day. His jumps were made in intervals of less than 3 minutes and he performed these jumps from 2,100 feet.

The most daring skydivers include a 92-year-old man sporting artificial knees, a hearing aid and weighing 105 pounds who did a solo jump from 3,500 feet and a 90 years old woman who skydived from 12,000 feet to celebrate her birthday.

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