Ernesto Gainza set a new Guinness record of skydiving using smallest parachute

Ernesto Gainza set a new Guinness record by skydiving using world's smallest parachute. He jumped from 14000 feet with a canopy size of a bed sheet.

Created On: Apr 9, 2014 18:45 IST

Ernesto Gainza of UAE on 7 April 2014 set a new Guinness record for skydiving using the world's smallest parachute. He jumped from 14000 feet with a canopy the size of a bed sheet. Ernesto Gainza is a member from the Skydive Dubai parachute team of United Arab Emirates.

During his three-and-a-half-minute descent, Ernesto Gainza used a parachute measuring only 35 square feet. Ernesto has already performed more than 7000 jumps but he spent a year in training for his attempt.

The previous record was set by Brazilian Luigi Cani in 2006 with a 3.4 square metre parachute. The jump of Ernesto took 0.18 sq m off the previous record for smallest canopy.

Expert sky divers use parachutes that range in size from 80 to 200 square feet, and even the smallest of the high-performance canopy sizes developed over the last ten years average between 70 and 90 square feet.

The larger the parachute is, the steadier and safer the jumper will be, as more air resistance is generated in the process.

About Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records was conceived in 1955 as Guinness Books of Records and till 2000 it was known by its original name. It is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

Guinness World Records do not pay any money to those who break or set records. However, they do award an official certificate of the achievement free of charge.

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