Jithin Vijayan, a 41-year-old IT professional hailing from Kochi, has soared to new heights in the world of skydiving, setting multiple records with his latest daring jump in Whiteville, Tennessee, USA. On July 1, Jithin achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest outdoor freefall, an astonishing 2 minutes and 47 seconds. But that was not all; his remarkable feat also earned him two Asian records – for the highest exit altitude, a staggering 42,431 feet, and the longest fall without a drogue, a jaw-dropping 36,929 feet.
Speaking about his extraordinary achievement, Jithin Vijayan revealed that his passion for flying dates back to his childhood. His quest for high-altitude adventures began when he trekked to the Everest base camp in 2022 with a dream of reaching the summit and unfurling the Indian flag at 29,000 feet. However, due to the inherent risks involved, his family discouraged him from pursuing that path. Instead, the fearless thrill-seeker turned to skydiving, a sport that allowed him to carry the flag to incredible heights.
Over the past year, Jithin’s skydiving career has been nothing short of exceptional, with nearly 200 jumps under his belt. Combining his passion for flying with his IT profession, he currently holds the position of director at N-Dimensions Solutions Private Limited, an IT company based in Ernakulam.
His journey in the world of skydiving has taken him to various destinations, honing his skills and expertise. Notably, Jithin acquired an A Grade license from Spain and underwent rigorous training at renowned skydiving centers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the United Kingdom.
To accomplish his recent record-breaking feat, Jithin’s jump required meticulous planning, flawless execution, and nerves of steel. His long freefall from an altitude of 42,431 feet demanded extraordinary focus and determination, making the Guinness World Record a testament to his unmatched abilities as a skydiver.
Acknowledging the risks and challenges inherent in skydiving, Jithin Vijayan has consistently demonstrated a relentless pursuit of his passion for flight, pushing the boundaries of human capabilities in the process. His achievements not only bring glory to India but also inspire others to chase their dreams fearlessly.
As Jithin continues to add milestones to his skydiving journey, he remains a shining example of how dedication, courage, and unwavering passion can lead individuals to achieve the extraordinary. With a trailblazing spirit, he has not only etched his name in the record books but also in the hearts of aspiring adventurers worldwide.