On Saturday September 13 1997, fifty skydivers linked up over Napoleon Skydiving Center to form the largest freefall formation ever completed in the state of Michigan. This dive was also a record for the Mideastern Region (which includes Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia).
The skydivers jumped from a Twin Otter and CASA flying in formation at 14,000 ft. The completed formation was held for six seconds. The dive was organized by George Jicha and was the largest formation 30 of the 50 participants had ever been in!
Organizer:George JichaCoordinator:John ConryVideo/stills:Gavin BallachPilots:
Jimmy EverlyJosh Ruttkofsky (CASA)
Andy Bursk (CASA)
Mike Prince (DHC6-100 Twin Otter)
NSC would like to thank organizer George Jicha, aircraft owner Paul Fayard, and, most importantly, all the skydivers who participated for an enjoyable and successful 50-way state record. Way to go!