A series of rare, military-style, high-altitude skydives took place over Portland, TN on August 21, both during and after the day’s total eclipse. Accompanied by a team of elite jump professionals, an international group of adventurers made both tandem “HAHO” and “HALO” jumps, enjoying an unrivaled view of the sky and setting several records.
Accompanied by a team of elite jump professionals, three Canadians, including international businessman and philanthropist Frank Giustra, completed tandem HAHO jumps that kept them in the air nearly 30 minutes during the day’s total and partial eclipse. They became the first to ever make high-altitude tandem jumps during a total eclipse. They were fitted with special eclipse-viewing goggles and supplemental oxygen for their jumps.
“It was surreal to watch a dark shadow cast over the ground below us as a halo of light remained on the horizon,” said team member Frank Giustra, who skydived with friends, to celebrate his 60th birthday.
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The Eclipse HAHO Event is just a week away. Our jump crew has completed several practice jumps, to insure skydivers will be in exactly the right place at the right time, to witness the historic eclipse from the sky.
Incredible Adventures has published an event fact sheet for those interested in learning more about the upcoming event.
“Navy SEALS”, a 1990 movie starring Charlie Sheen, features a classic HALO jumping scene that has inspired several Incredible Adventures clients to schedule their own high-altitude skydiving adventure.
HALO jumping scenes also appear in the 2014 movie “Godzilla” and in the movie “Act of Valor”.
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Navy SEALS Clip
On August 21st, a series of special high-altitude “HAHO” jumps are set to take place near Nashville, Tennessee, when the moon crosses the sun and turns day into night. Nashville lies in “the path of totality” and is one of the best places in the US to observe this rare natural event. Skydivers will have a ringside seat in the air for the total eclipse of the sun. If you’d like to be part of this historic skydiving event, call 800-644-7382.