A series of precisely-timed high-altitude skydives will take place over Portland, Tennessee on
Monday, August 21. The skydivers will exit from airliner altitude and perform tandem versions of what are known in the military as "HAHO" jumps.
"Exit altitudes will be nearly 30,000 feet. Jumpers will deploy their chutes immediately upon
exiting and be under canopy around 23,000 feet. This will happen approximately four minutes
prior to totality, so the team has time to maneuver and observe totality while suspended under
the canopy with their jumpmaster", said Incredible Adventures CEO, Gregory Claxton.
Skydivers will be provided with custom eclipse-viewing goggles to allow them to safely view the sun. It is anticipated that skydivers will be capable of remaining airborne up to 20 minutes.
Portland was selected as the site for the Eclipse Skydive after a review of several alternatives.
"We feel lucky to have found such a great location for our event," said Claxton. "The airport is
really nice and Airport Manager Doug Hunter and the people of Portland have been very
accommodating and welcoming."
Incredible Adventures is conducting the eclipse skydives in partnership with an elite
team of jump professionals led by US Special Forces Veteran Kevin Holbrook.
Holbrook and his jump team are the hold more than 30 world skydiving records. For more information, visit www.skydivehigh.com