Man plans to break Minn. skydiving record with 100 jumps


Cory Hanna is planning quite a lot of plane jumping on Saturday. The 42-year-old Waseca skydiver wants to shatter the state's skydiving record by completing 100 jumps and living to tell the tale.

He'll be jumping from the Waseca Airport, where he plans to break the 60-jump record on Saturday between noon and 2 p.m. That record is held by Tom Decorsey who is part of the same skydiving club as Hanna.

The record-setting event is also a fundraiser for suicide awareness. We find it a little strange that a jumper is raising money for suicide prevention, but Hanna is doing it in honor of his ex-wife who committed suicide.

For more information on the awareness campaign, visit his site.

So how will he pull off this record? He plans to jump every six minutes from an altitude of 2,000 feet. He will be using two planes to keep the attempt moving smoothly. He's expecting to hit 100 jumps between 5 and 7 p.m.

Head out to the airport if you want to watch the record attempt.