April 29, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Steamboat Today "Steamboat's Joe Pete LoRusso helps set skydiving world record"

Tom Ross:
" — Joe Pete LoRusso recently returned from Lake Elsinore, Calif., where he teamed up with 59 other people — none of them younger than 60 — to set a new world record.

LoRusso, 62, and all 59 of his mates jumped out of three airplanes at an altitude of 16,000 feet and skillfully flew their bodies in position to link up in a precise snowflake pattern, then carefully broke apart before releasing their parachutes. Less than 30 minutes after they returned to terra firma, the U.S. Parachute Association used photographic evidence to confirm they indeed had established a new world record for 60 skydivers 60 years old and older linking together.

“It’s very cool to set a world record, especially in your 60s,” LoRusso said.

He has been skydiving for 30 years and remains in the sport for the pure rush it provides.

“The adrenaline was revving a little higher than usual after they announced we’d broken the record,” he said...."  (Read more?  Click title)

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