While Northerners shoveled snow and bundled up by the fireplace this weekend, Brevard County residents gathered at the beach to watch the Skydiving Santas soar.
The annual Skydiving Santas event was met with a clear, sun-filled Saturday afternoon. Over 40 skilled divers took to the skies dressed as Santa and his elves to spread Christmas spirit to beachgoers and families, jumping out of planes and flying into various holiday-themed targets at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier.
The divers were licensed professionals with the Air Sports Parachute Team. Targets were set up on the beach for divers to hit, one being a large red “Santa’s chair.” Some hit the target and some came close, landing right in front of smiling spectators.
The final jump featured United States flags and smoke to close out the event. Photos provided by Billy Ocker.
Watch below to see if this Skydiving Santa can hit the chair:
Event: Skydiving Santa's of Cocoa BeachLocation: Cocoa Beach Pier Details: 44 Santa/ Elf skydivers. Several disciplines: Accuracy jumpers attempt to land on Santa chair: Wingsuit flyers ( squirrel suits) .CRW flyers ( proximity), Swoopers ( high speed landings)First jump begins 11:00 , "continuing every 30-40 minutes thereafter" Targets: Giant Santa Chair (see video) Additional targets: 10 Inflatable Xmas trees; jumpers weaving around them. Last Jump will have US Flags and Smoke.Weather was excellent for jumpers and the spectators, winds determin the details of o, final deciur show based upon the mornings weather report.What an awesome time for spectators and jumpers filled with magic and Christmas cheer.Learn more:http://www.airsportsparachuteteam.com/
Posted by Air Sports Parachute Team on Sunday, December 18, 2016