All-women skydiving team sets world record in Arizona

In the clear blue skies over Eloy Sunday at Skydive Arizona, a group of 65 skydivers set a new world record. (Video: USPA)

ELOY, Ariz. - In the clear blue skies over Eloy Sunday at Skydive Arizona, a group of 65 skydivers set a new world record for the largest all-female formation while flying upside-down.

The previous record was 63 set at Skydive Arizona in 2013.

Jumping from several different aircraft, the women had less than a minute to complete the formation while they plummeted toward the ground.

The successful record-breaking attempt came on the fourth day of the skydiving event and the jumpers' 16th try.

According to a news release, the jumpers come from 18 different countries, including the U.S., Australia, France and Russia.

Their ages range from early 20s to late 50s with professions varying from software developers to nurses and professional skydivers.

From here, the new record will be submitted to the World Air Sports Federation, the sport's international governing body, for an official ratification.

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