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Skydive Dubai breaks Guinness World Records™️ title

Skydive Dubai added another record to its existing tally of Guinness World Records last week.

On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Skydive Dubai for flying the largest flag while skydiving. The spectacular accomplishment was achieved at Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus location in front of officials from Guinness World Records MENA, Skydive Dubai staff, sponsors of the project and spectators.

A national flag of the UAE was chosen for this astonishing achievement. The flag measured 4,885.65 square-meters and weighed 95 kilos. The skydiver exited a helicopter from 9,500 feet above ground level (AGL) before unfurling the expansive flag. The flag was contained in a bag that was specially designed for the project. The bag was one meter long, by 60 cm high and 60 cm wide, and weighed a total of  185 kilos (with the flag). A special military tandem container, which was flown in from the United States, was used to attach the bag to the skydiver.

The record-breaking flag was then flown over the iconic, manmade Palm Jumeirah Island, on Saturday, December 1, as part of the UAE’s National Day holiday weekend. With the successful completion of this record, Skydive Dubai continues to push the boundaries and strive for excellence, while bringing accolades and recognition to Dubai and to the United Arab Emirates.

Skydive Dubai’s David Junior Ludvik, left, receives an official certificate from a Guinness World Records representative on behalf of Skydive Dubai after successfully achieving a new world record. The record was for the largest flag flown while skydiving (parachute jump). The flag flown in the new record measured in at 4,885.65 square meter, almost 2,000 square meter more than the previous record.

We thank all of our sponsors, XDubai, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Dubai Police, without them, we couldn’t have done it!

Additional photos from the Guinness World Record attempt are available to the press from Getty Images.

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    About Skydive Dubai

Since starting in 2010, Skydive Dubai has developed two of the world’s most sought-after skydiving locations. The Palm DZ, its premium location, is situated on Al Seyahi Street in Dubai Marina. The Desert Campus DZ is located just outside Dubai, on the Dubai-Al Ain road (E66). Both dropzones operate to the highest safety standards under the regulations of the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF).

Skydive Duba is haid for its extraordinary and innovative pursuit of excellence in aerial sports with multiple Guinness world-records to boot. Its roster of instructors is made up of some of 26 nationalities and some of the most experienced skydivers in the business.

A one-stop thrilling destination for skydivers, skydiving enthusiasts and curious passersby, Skydive Dubai offers experiences and memories that last a lifetime.

    Skydive Dubai’s Guinness World Records

– Skydive Dubai and Balloon Adventures UAE broke two official Guinness World Records in 2013 with most people to parachute jump from a balloon (40 skydivers) and simultaneously releasing the most skydivers at one time (25 skydivers).

– Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new Guinness World Record in 2014 by for the highest base jump from above the pinnacle of the World’s Tallest Building.

– Skydive Dubai athlete Ernesto Gainza, with landing the world’s smallest parachute, a JVX 35 sq. foot canopy entered Skydive Dubai into Guinness World Records in 2014.

– Skydive Dubai set a Guinness World Records for the largest flag flown while skydiving (parachute jump) in 2018. The flag size was 4,885.65 sqm.

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  • December 21, 2018

    Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus DZ will offer load organizing all day during the weekend of Friday, December 21, and Saturday, December 22.

    We will be offering three load organizers each day: freefly, formation skydiving, and wing suit. If there is any other instructor available, we will inform you on the day. Everything will be organized in the morning, onsite.

    No need to register ahead of time or to inform manifest of your interest.

     

  • December 25, 2018

    Merry Christmas!

    Come and watch people land from their skydives at the Palm DZ.

    Our Desert Campus DZ is closed today.

     

     

     

     

     

  • January 01, 2019

    Happy New Year!

    Skydive Dubai locations are closed today.

    Click here to visit our live booking calendar to reserve your preferred skydiving date.

  • January 02, 2019

    During the month of January, the following will be our hours only at the Desert Campus DZ location:

    DZ opens at 8 am

    Manifest window opens at 8:30 am

    The first planeload goes up at 9 am

    As always all timings are weather permitting

    Thank you for coming to skydive with us at the Desert Campus DZ.

  • January 16, 2019

    Skydive Dubai’s Desert Campus location will host DXBoogie from January 16 to 20, 2019.

    To register, skydivers…
    ➝ must be current
    ➝ are required to hold a valid license
    ➝ have a minimum of 100 logged jumps

    Learn more about our skydiving boogie and to register: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/keep-calm-its-time-to-dxboogie/

  • January 25, 2019

    Skydive Dubai’s rating courses can take you from weekend warrior to professional skydiver.

    We are offering a coach rating course and it will take place from January 25 to 27.

    To gain a coach rating you must have a B license and a minimum of 100 skydives.

    We have shared extensive information about the Coach Course here: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/instructional-ratings-courses.html.

    To sign-up, stop in at the check-in desk at the DZ or contact us by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take Coach Course” option.

  • February 21, 2019

    Skydive Dubai Desert Campus is running instructional courses for coach, AFF, and tandem ratings during the 2018–2019 skydiving season.

    If you’ve ever dreamed of working in skydiving this your chance to get your rating!

    Click here http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/tandem-instructor-courses.html to get in-depth information about the course.

    The next tandem instructor rating course will take place at the Desert Campus from February 21 to 24.

    (Actual class length is dependent on the number of students in the course and may be shorter than stated.)

    To gain a rating as a tandem instructor you must have a D licence.

    For more information or to sign-up, contact Skydive Dubai Desert Campus by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take the Vector Sigma Tandem Certification Course” option.

    Note, start and stop time is an estimate. Your instructor will confirm timings once you are confirmed for the course.

  • March 12, 2019

    Live the dream and teach your passion! We will be offering the AFF instructor rating course on March 12 to 17.

    The AFF instructional rating course is for those who have held a coach rating for a minimum of 12 months, or who have at least 500 skydives using a ram-air canopy.

    Other requirements include, a C license, at least 6 hours logged freefall time and a copy of the Instructional Rating Manual (IRM), which can be downloaded for free from The United States Parachute Association’s website.

    The AFF instructor proficiency card – found in the IRM – must also be fully completed prior to the course date.

    For more information or to sign-up, contact the Desert Campus by logging on to skydivedubai.ae. Use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take the AFF Rating Course” option.

  • April 05, 2019

    Skydive Dubai’s rating courses can take you from weekend warrior to professional skydiver.

    We are offering a coach rating course and it will take place from April 5 to 7.

    To gain a coach rating you must have a B license and a minimum of 100 skydives.

    We have shared extensive information about the Coach Course here: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school/instructional-ratings-courses.html.

    To sign-up, stop in at the check-in desk at the DZ or contact us by logging on to skydivedubai.ae, use the contact form on the Desert Campus briefing page, and choose the “I want to take Coach Course” option.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO BECOME A LICENSED SKYDIVER?

The first thing you need to do is take our Accelerated Free Fall Course (AFF). Afterwards you work towards you’re A (25 jumps), B (100 jumps), C (200 jumps) and D (500 jumps) license by fulfilling the requirements for each.