Group of 48 skydivers link hands and spell out ‘PEACE’ in the sky above California to spread a positive message after ‘recent political turmoil’
- Sky diving squad ranging from 18-80 want inspire others to live harmoniously
- Awe-inspiring footage shows group jump and use bodies to spell out message
- Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, 56, hopes word will resonate further than skydivers
A band of 48 skydivers have simultaneously jumped from a plane and joined their bodies together to make the word ‘peace’.
The move was a bid by the group to spread the message of positivity, urging ‘Peace’ to be found in the world below.
Keen skydiver Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, 56, believes there’s common misconceptions about those who participate in the extreme-sport – insisting they’re not all ‘young adrenaline junkies’ who ‘get off’ at the thought of risking their lives.
The skydiver used his eclectic thrill-seeking squad, P3, after just one hour of choreography over Perris in California.
The video shows the members who range from 18 to 80 in age, jumping from a plane and impressively form the letters in a seamless movement, managing to keep the letters perfectly aligned as they plummeted to the ground below at a ferocious speed.
The group then divides as they prepare for their landing.
Chenfield makes the peace symbol before jumping off with the rest of his squad, P3
The group, which range from 18-80 in age, was trying to spread the message of positivity, urging ‘Peace’ to be found in the world below
Citing ‘recent political turmoil’ as a key influence behind Chenfeld’s vision, the diverse leapt from 16,500 foot under Dan’s command.
Chenfeld, a former captain of the US Skydiving team and author of the book ‘Above All Else’, said: ‘It’s always a good time to be reminded of and striving for peace.
‘I’ve always wanted to do this jump, and with the political discourse we are experiencing in the US at the moment, it seemed there was no time better than right now.
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Using just their bodies, the squad of 48 manage to align their bodies in perfect sync to create the word ‘peace’
‘Skydivers are the perfect group to carry this message.
‘Most people think that all skydivers are cut from the same mold – that couldn’t be further from the truth.
‘Skydivers are the most diverse group of people you could ever meet – we just share share the same passion for life, human flight and the freedom it take to enjoy those that goes beyond all other issues.
The finished product. Veteran skydiver Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld said that a key influence was ‘recent political turmoil’
‘We can all disagree on certain things, but still get along great – I knew the one word we could all agree on was ‘PEACE.’
‘We hope that in some way it can remind people in power to focus on their shared goals and discuss how to accomplish them in a civilized manner – us skydivers do it all the time.’
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