Canopy formation

31-way canopy formation (Brazil, 2001)

A canopy formation is a formation built by parachutists by flying their parachutes in proximity to each other and then taking grips ("docking") on other jumpers' parachutes.

The practice of building such formations is officially known as : canopy formations (CF), Former Terms are canopy formation skydiving (CFS) or canopy relative work (CRW or CReW).

In 2012, an eleven-member team of the Indian Air Force achieved a canopy formation involving all members of the team.[1] In November 2007, a 100-person was performed over Lake Wales, Florida. To date, this is the largest such formation ever achieved and recognised AS an official FAI World Record. The current FAI European record ist a Formation of 30 parachtes built 2018 in Teuge in the Netherlands [2]

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  1. ^ Longest CRW formation, Limca Book of Records, Retrieved June 11, 2014
  2. ^ "A 100-way diamond!" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved June 11, 2014