Skydive Dubai breaks Guinness World Records™️ title

Published on: 06 Dec 2018

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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