*Don maintains the record to this day,
but Guinness changes which records
they list in the each new edition,
otherwise there would be no reason
to buy a new Guinness book.
of the Above the Poconos Skydivers, holds the Guinness World Record for Career Total: Most Parachute Descents.
In May of 1990, he made his 13,000th skydive out of a B-24 Liberator and in July of that same year, he got married in a freefall ceremony to his wife Darlene. Also an active skydiving instructor and pilot, Darlene holds the highest instructional rating, Instructor/Examiner, in every method of skydiving instruction available.
In June of 1991, Don made his 15,000th skydive placing him in the Guinness Book of World Records. For the dynamic visual effect, he elicited the help of expert Balloon Pilot, Stan Hess and the US Hot Air Balloon Team. Darlene exited the balloon first, helmet cam rolling and got this cover shot for the kid's version of Guinness, called Guinness Record Breakers.
Don has continually made sure that the Above the Poconos Skydivers training programs are the best available. In an era of bigger is better approach, he and his partner, chief pilot Dave Price, have made a conscientious business decision to keep the dropzone small, safe, and personable.
Don has personally taken well over 10,000 first time skydivers on tandem skydives, jumpmastered thousands of advanced student skydivers, and performed countless demonstration skydives. On December 18, 2005 Don and his wife, Darlene, celebrated making a combined total of 50,000 skydives with a kiss pass over the snow covered landscapes of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Don Kellner is both an amazing skydiver and an amazing man. The fact that he was able to attain and maintain a skydiving world record on weekends and after work demonstrate his passion for the sport that can still be seen today if you come out and skydive.
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