Arizona Airspeed wins Silver at Skydiving World Championships - Tucson News Now

Arizona Airspeed wins Silver at Skydiving World Championships

Arizona Airspeed from left to right: Mikhail Markine, Justin Price, Josh Hall, Niklas Hemlin, Thiago Gomes and Thomas Hughes. (Source: Chuck Akers) Arizona Airspeed from left to right: Mikhail Markine, Justin Price, Josh Hall, Niklas Hemlin, Thiago Gomes and Thomas Hughes. (Source: Chuck Akers)
With their silver medals: Josh Hall, Niklas Hemlin, Mikhail Markine, Thomas Hughes, Justin Price and Thiago Gomes. (Source: Chuck Akers) With their silver medals: Josh Hall, Niklas Hemlin, Mikhail Markine, Thomas Hughes, Justin Price and Thiago Gomes. (Source: Chuck Akers)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Last week Arizona Airspeed, from Eloy, won silver for 4-way formation skydiving, at the Skydiving World Championships at Skydive Chicago, according to a recent release. 

More than 700 skydivers from 38 countries compete for the title of World Champion in five different skydiving disciplines.  Arizona Airspeed won in formation skydiving, where teams of four exit the plane (more than two miles above the ground). Once they jump it's a race against the clock for the team to form a series of prescribed geometric formations, all while in free fall, before they open their parachutes.  A videographer jumps with each team to capture the maneuvers for the judges on the ground. 

Arizona Airspeed earned the right to represent the U.S. at the World Championships at the 2015 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships.  The team will return to Skydive Arizona in late October for the 2016 Nationals, to defend the national champion title. 

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