April 15, 2009

U.S. parachutists set record

Two Air Force officers finished 103 tandem skydives in 24 hours Wednesday in Florida to earn a Guinness world record, witnesses said.

Lt. Cols. Chip Bowlin and Kristin Gould of MacDill Air Force Base achieved the feat to help raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Fox News affiliate TV station in Tampa, Fla., reported.

Their fasted cycle was 5 1/2 minutes from take-off to landing, they said.

First of all everyone knows we're crazy, Gould said. We have talked for a long time about our love of parachuting.

Gould and Bowlin said they are the first to set the record.