Diving for Charity: Pennsylvania man is attempting 101 skydives in 24 hours to break record

It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a Bucks County man on a mission to break a skydiving record!

His name is Chris Howard, and he's attempting to complete an incredible feat - 101 skydives in just 24 hours.

It all began at sunrise Wednesday morning, when Howard boarded a plane and headed up for his first of many dives at Pennridge Airport in Perkasie.

His goal is to reach 101 dives by sunset. If successful, Howard will more than double Pennsylvania's skydiving record, which currently stands at 40.


But he's not just jumping for joy! All proceeds with benefit "Bucks for Kids," a charity that supports foster children throughout Bucks County.

Howard, a Skydive Philadelphia instructor, plans to jump at least eight times an hour to bring home the record today - which just happens to be his 40th birthday! What a birthday gift that would be!

Howard broke the current skydiving record around noon and as of 5:20 p.m., he has reached over 90 jumps since his start in the early morning. However, he says that breaking 100 is the ultimate goal for him. 

FOX 29's Ellen Kolodziej was at the Pennridge Airport on Wednesday evening to get an update on Howard's jumps as he races towards 101 dives. He is on pace to accomplish that goal by sunset as he is expected to finish around 7 p.m.