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Sets new record at Inflight Dubai for longest flight time in a wind-tunnel by a disabled person

Dubai, September 3, 2015: Dubai resident, Jarrett Martin, a professional skydiver and one of just two master parachute riggers in the UAE, made history by smashing the previous world record for the longest flight time in a wind-tunnel by a disabled person. Setting a record of three hours of flight time at Inflight Dubai, he beat the previous record of 96 minutes which was set by British double amputee skydiver, Alistair Hodgson. 

Inflight Dubai is home to the world's largest vertical wind tunnel, and boasts a 20 meter tall high-tech flying chamber built around four electric-motor powered fans producing a total force of 2,000 horsepower. 

Commenting on this incredible milestone, which was achieved on the sixth year anniversary of his tragic accident, Jarrett said, “This feels absolutely surreal. The first hour was the hardest for me but as soon as I crossed the 96 minute mark, I knew I could carry on for another hour. My friends and family who were cheering me on were a great support system and kept me going.” 

Paralyzed from chest down and wheelchair bound, the Dubai based 24-year old American moved to Dubai in 2014 to take up his dream job at Skydive Dubai. “A passion for the sky runs in my family, and I moved to Dubai with the aim of making my every dream a possibility. Elsewhere in the world, it is not easy to participate in aerosports because of my physical condition. I'm very grateful to my friends at Inflight Dubai and Skydive Dubai colleagues for continuously pushing me to achieve my dreams and always showing faith in what I do”.   

Amongst the most accomplished disabled aerosports athletes in the world, Jarret has many titles to his name such as - first paraplegic to BASE jump on his own from a cliff in Kjerag, Norway. He also holds the record for successfully achieving the first twin formation flight with another paraplegic athlete.  Earlier in 2015, he participated in the world's highest dream jump which took place at Princess Towers in Dubai Marina. 

“My move to Dubai has really created so many opportunities and has helped turn my crazy dreams into reality. I owe it all to the fantastic facilities and the amazing people who have supported me throughout and have been my legs on my journey. Dubai is truly the city of my dreams”. 

By pushing the envelope every day of his life, Jarrett is a pillar of inspiration for those with and without disabilities. He hopes his story will encourage and motivate other disabled and able people to get out and try something exceptional regardless of their situation. 

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