200 jumpers, about 20 tries: Skydive Chicago in Ottawa looks to break its 2015 Vertical World Record

Divers talk about what it will take to set the record

Skydivers board an airplane at Skydive Chicago on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 in Ottawa.

“If you’re in the wrong spot, the record doesn’t happen. We have to be exactly in our spots the way we planned it on the ground and the way we submitted in our plan to the judges.”

—  Amy Chmelecki, one of 200 divers attempting the world record