Canopy formation

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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 known by several names: canopy formations (CF), 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.[2]

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  1. ^ Longest CRW formation, Limca Book of Records, Retrieved June 11, 2014
  2. ^ "A 100-way diamond!", retrieved June 11, 2014