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The Triple 7 Expedition: Skydiving World Record Attempt

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That reason they’re attempting such a feat is to raise $7 million for Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that helps children and spouses of fallen and/or disabled service members and first responders get the education they deserve. Since 2007, the 501(c)(3) has honored these courageous men and women by awarding their families more than 44,000 scholarships. Stumpf says 100 percent of the funds raised during Triple 7 go directly to Folds of Honor.

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CPS instructor floats down to earth.
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Supporting this mission is a point of pride for everyone involved, including Logan Stark, head of marketing at Black Rifle Coffee Company. The former Marine Scout Sniper says, “When you think about the sacrifices made by those who protect this nation…you realize it’s our responsibility to take care of their families.”

On their first day in Arizona, the expedition team met with Complete Parachute Solutions (CPS), the company overseeing logistics for the week, then headed to SkyVenture Arizona for wind tunnel training. The giant cylinder simulates free-fall conditions by producing wind speeds of up to 160 miles per hour, allowing team members to work on their flight skills.

The following three days centered around skydives, and by early Thursday afternoon, the team had successfully conducted 534 jumps. “Training is vital [because] we’re jumping into seven unknown locations, on a tight schedule, with less than perfect sleep, meaning our skill sets and canopy work will be [key] in reducing the chance of injuries,” says Erik Prince, former Navy SEAL and managing director at Frontier Resource Group.

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Retired Canada JTF-2 operator Glenn Cowan being interviewed by film crew.
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