4th FAI World Championships of Speed Skydiving
Randy Connell - USA
Rina Gallo - CAN
Arnold Hohenegger - AUT
Stephan Kramer - USA
Barrie Bremner - AUS
Doris Merz - CHE
Gillian Rayner - FRA
Alberto Martin Paracuellos - ESP
Manuel Almeida - PRT
Speed Scoring Technical Director
In a stable, head down position, the human body has an average terminal speed of around 240-290 km/h (around 150-180 mph). Further minimizing body drag and streamlining the body position allows the skydiver to reach higher speeds in the vicinity of 480 km/h (300 mph).
During competition, they each have 8 jumps to attempt their fastest speed. This is measured by a Speed Measuring Device worn on their helmet. This device has GPS positioning and the judges can use the data to view the speed reached on each jump. The fastest 3 seconds for each jump is what is used to determine their score.
Current World Record:
2021 Kyle Lobpries: 512.97 km/hr (General)
2021 Maxine Tate: 459.09 km/hr (Female)