To register a POPS/SOS/JOS/JOES/JONS record, download and print the Microsoft
Word Record Application Form, or print the Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
Record Application Form, fill it in and mail along with a photograph of the completed
formation to Alicia Moorehead, POPS Records Administrator, 3350 St Francis Place, Long Beach, CA 90805-3854, USA.
National POPS/SOS/JOS/JOES/JONS Records
For countries which have national POPS webpages, links are provided here to the records page for that country.
For countries not having a national POPS web page, POPS/SOS/JOS/JOES/JONS records that are registered with
the POPS Records Administrator, Alicia Moorehead, are listed on this page.
National TOP POPS are encouraged to keep the POPS Records Administrator informed of records to help keep this
page up to date.
Tiny Broadwick Memorial
The Tiny Broadwick Memorial (TBM) designation marks a record for which all participants are female. Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick is
often referred to as the First Lady of Parachuting. Follow this link to learn
facts about Tiny.
- JOS Timed Sequential: 17-point 4-way, 04 Jun 16 Ravenna Airport
Records eligibility information about POPS/SOS/JOS/JOES/JON and TBM (Tiny Broadwick Memorial Women) records.
This program was voluntarily created and administered by Len Zak, POPS 460, in 1990.
Since then, there have been over 4,200 Record Certificates earned and awarded.
It is now administered by Alicia Moorehead, POPS 2375, SOS 1122, the current POPS
Records Administrator, and she has provided the following information.
Additional information and organizing tips can be found on the Record Application form and elsewhere on this site.
Who is eligible to participate in record jumps?
For a POPS record to be officially recognized, each record applicant and participant must be a valid member
of POPS before the record is attempted. All members of SOS, JOS, JOES, JON must also be a member of POPS in
order to qualify for official recognition of any record set in their respective categories and must be prepared
to submit proof of said membership to the Organizer. If, when the record application is submitted, it is found
that anyone on the application is not a POPS member (or, if applicable, not a member of a sub-group) the record
shall be declared invalid.
The Organizer is responsible to determine membership status of all participants. If a participant cannot prove
his membership prior to the jump, the Organizer should collect the appropriate membership application and fee before
the record attempt. If it is later determined that the participant is a valid member, his application and membership
fee should be returned in full. The Organizer is encouraged to contact the TopPOP (or sub-group) for membership
verification of the expected participants.
Records may be claimed by an individual for 'most jumps in a day,' etc.
Women POPS may claim 'all women' records in all categories--see 'Records' for existing categories.
Members from any country who are current members in that country's POPS chapter are eligible to participate
in any other country's record setting event.
For all record categories, it is permissible to combine two or more record disciplines on one jump as long as each record
is done in the sky as planned on the ground.
Examples of setting new records or superseding existing records
Formation Skydiving Sequential records, because there are two criteria
required for each record, may require some clarification to determine if you are setting a new record
or breaking an existing record.
The following are examples ONLY and in no way reflect actual current records.
Consider these two POPS FS Sequential World Records as
the only two records existing for the purpose of this example:
FS Sequential: 2-point, 7-way, some date, some DZ (record A)
FS Sequential: 5-point, 4-way, some date, some DZ (record B)
The following are examples that would break (supersede) the example existing records or set new ones:
It is possible to break (supersede) record A by performing a 2-point FS Sequential jump with 8 or more people.
It is possible to break (supersede) record B by performing a 5-point FS Sequential jump with 5 or more people.
A new record would be set by performing a 3-point, 2-way.
A new record would be set by performing a 4-point, 2-way.
A new record would be set by performing a 6-point, 4-way.
- Three new records would be set by a 9-way Formation Skydive, followed by a
9-way Vertical Skydive, followed by a 9-way Canopy Formation all performed from a single exit.
POPS/SOS/JOS/JOES FS Sequential Records are broken (superseded) by adding more people to the size of formation and performing the same number of points as an existing record.
New FS Sequential records are set by a group of 2 or more people performing a number of points different from, but not necessarily greater than, any existing FS Sequential record.
For Further Information: contact Alicia Moorehead, POPS Records Administrator, via