Phoenix Skydiving Academy

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About Founder

Shital Mahajan (Rane)

PADMASHRI Awardee 2011          

 

Phoenix Skydiving Academy is founded in 2011 by Shital Mahajan (Rane) Academy started working in 2012 . 

 

 Aim

To become a reputed, professional skydiving school in India and thereby be instrumental in bringing this sport to its full glory in India & the World at large.

 

Education:

1.      Graduated in Bachelor of Science (Zoology) with a first class degree from Fergusson College, Pune University, India.

2.      Two years’ Advance Diploma in Multimedia (Graphic Designing & Animation) completed from Arena Multimedia Pune, India.

3.      Performed Basic skydiving course with Indian Air Force in December 2007.

4.      Have performed 250 Basic Parachute jumps training & Six hours of Vertical Wind Tunnel training at skydive Arizona in USA, in 2008, organized & sponsored by the Government of Maharashtra.

5.      Total jumps till 1st September 2014 are 640; most of them are from above 13500ft, few of them from 18,000ft with oxygen & from 5 different types of aircrafts.

6.      Received United States Parachuting Association’s ‘A, B, C& D’ parachuting license & Coach Ratings.

 

Awards :

1. India's forth-highest civilian award "PADMASHRI" was given by the President of India Pratibhatai Patil on 24th march 2011.

2.  Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awardwas given by the then President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on 29th August 2006, for North Pole air adventure.

3. Shiv Chatrapati Maharashtra State Sports Special Award 2004-2005” was given by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri. Vilasrao Deshmukh on 19th February 2006, for North Pole air adventure.

4.  Godavary Gaurav Puraskar 2005” was given by Kusumagraj Pratishthan Nasik by Jabbar patel for North Pole adventure.

5. “Venutai Chavan Yuva Puraskarwas given by Yashwantrao Chavan Pratisthan by Padmabhushan Anna Hajare, for North Pole air adventure

 

89 More Awards ........
 

Achievement:

1.      Listed in Limca Book of Records 2005 as a World Record holder for being the first woman in the world to perform maiden parachute jump over the North Pole.

2.      Listed in Limca Book of Records 2008 as a World Record holder for being the First woman in the world to perform Accelerated Free Fall (Stage-1) Parachute Jump over the White Continent of Antarctica (South Pole) without prior training.

3.      Listed in Limca Book of Records 2008 as a World Record holder for being the only woman to execute  maiden Parachute Jumps on both The Pole’s of the Earth, North (Arctic) & White Continent of Antarctica (South Pole) without any practice.

4.      Listed in Limca Book of Records 2009 as a National Record for the First Indian wedding carried out in the air (600 feet high) in a hot air balloon on 19th April 2008.

 

5.      I am one of the privileged few civilians in India who have had the opportunity to undertake a Basic skydiving course with Indian Air Force in December 2007.

 

6.      Listed in Limca Book of Records 2011 as a National Record holder for being the First Indian woman to perform Wing suit jump, on 19th September 2010 from 13000ft in Spain.

 

7.      Listed in Limca Book of Records 2012 as a National Record holder for being the First Indian civilian woman to do BASE jump from a Hot Air Balloon, (in USA at Skydive Arizona on 23rd October 2011 from 5800ft).

 

8.      Listed in Limca Book of Records 2012 as a National Record holder, along with my husband, for being the First civilian skydiving couple, Vaibhav Rane and Shital Mahajan, both holding skydiving licenses from United States Parachuting Association.

 

9.      Listed in the Limca book of Records 2013 as a National Record holder, for being the First Indian civilian woman skydiving coach.

 

10.  Listed in the Limca book of Records 2013 as a National Record for being the First civilian woman to participate in 70 way skydiving formation in air at 12000 ft in USA.  I was the only Indian to be invited for this skydiving Formation.

 

11.  Will be listed in the Limca book of Records 2015 as a World record  holder Largest group skydiving - 89 Indian civilians performed Tandem skydiving in a single day over the foreign land. (At Empuriabrava- Spain). I was the organiser of this feat.

 

12.  Will be listed in the Limca book of Records 2015 as a National Record holder for Highest number of simultaneous Tandem skydiving in one hour by largest group of Indians. (At Empuriabrava- Spain). I was the organiser of this feat.

 

13.  Total jumps till 1st March 2016 are 667; most of them are from above 13500ft, few of them from 18,000ft with oxygen & 5 different types of aircrafts. Twelve hours of Vertical Wind Tunnel training till 1st March 2016 at Skydive Arizona.

 

14.  Member of United States Parachuting Association (USPA) & Holding United States Parachuting Association parachuting license A,B,C,D &Coach Ratings.