New World Record Set by Skydiving with 10 American Flags in a Day!
Army Veteran, Dan Aukstukalnus, celebrated this past Flag Day by skydiving with the American Flag ten times with flags ranging in size from 15 square feet to 7,800 square feet. According to Dan, Flag Day was a beautiful day to fly the American flag at 13,000 feet. When asked why he did it, he said, “Just to bring some awareness to the American flag and to give it some justice. By turning the canopy and the parachute you can get that angle and it just…. especially when you look at the 7,800 square foot flag, its truly beautiful.” His team, Team Fastrax, have made jumps to commemorate 9/11 carrying all ten flags at once. The army Vet says this deadly maneuver is something that takes a lot of practice. “What we try to do is maneuver them where we’re all pretty much together and its very dangerous because of course every one of these has weights on them and of course if you get tangled up in a parachute you know it could…cause some (serious) problems. Honestly it is a lot of hard work in training. It’s all about the training especially with this sport. It’s nothing like any other sport that I’ve ever encountered and I think that’s why I love it so much,” he said. His next challenge, to skydive with a 10,000 square foot flag, will also be a word record.