Published: January 7, 2018
Sam Brown, Doug Coleman, Larry Ekstrom, John Fisher and Marty MacDonald are no ordinary skydiving team. Naming themselves the "Geezer Squad" they set out on August 13, 2017 at Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club to set three Michigan Jumpers Over Seventy (JOS) records. With a combined 248 years in the sport and 25,982 jumps (15,000 made by Larry Ekstrom alone), these geezers were no spring chickens!
The previous record was set in 2014 by Ekstrom and Coleman with a successful 2-way formation.
On a mission to top the existing 2014 record, Larry Ekstrom designed a simple 5-way rotating spider for the Geezer Squad's attempt. In the end, they turned 3 points. This skydive earned the team Jumpers Over Seventy (JOS) State Records for Largest Formation Skydive, Largest Two-Point Formation Skydive and Largest Three Point Formation Skydive. Not bad for a bunch of old Geezers!!
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