Only 150? Skydiver falls short of 200 jumps in one day
Posted at 8:45 AM on June 17, 2010
by Bob Ingrassia
Kevin Burkart completes a jump Wednesday in Baldwin, Wis. If he'd had skies like this all day, he might have hit his goal of 200 jumps. (Photo courtesy 200 Perfect Jumps)
Morning clouds and fog thwarted Kevin Burkart's attempt to jump out of an airplane 200 times in one day for charity.
The good news: The skydiving madman topped his goal of raising $60,000 for Parkinson's disease research.
Unsafe conditions Wednesday morning at Skydive Twin Cities in Baldwin, Wis., delayed his first jump. Burkart didn't get started until after 11 a.m.
He gave it a good go, though, finally calling it quits at about 10 p.m. after 150 jumps.