Most people usually have nightmares or dreams where they are falling from the highest altitude possible. But what if you had a simple bed sheet instead of a real parachute? One man named Ernesto Gainza who is an expert skydiver with more than 7,000 jumps in his career recently bested a Guinness World Record.
He completed successfully a jump from the altitude of 14,000 using the smallest possible parachute known to man. He plummeted from the plain using a simple bed sheet sized parachute which was just 35 sq. ft. After the Gainza landed unharmed at the Palm Drop zone in Dubai’s Skydiving club he was completely shocked of his accomplishment. He told the news agencies covering the event that he had to keep his body really straight and he had to practice for years how to handle such a small parachute.
Gainza bested the previous Guinness World Record for smallest canopy by 0.18 sq.m. set by the Brazilian skydiver Luigi Cani back in 2006.