Jim Wigginton reports
[Detroit, Dec 15] The 777 Expedition intends to raise awareness and funding for Folds of Honor Foundation, which has provided over 44,000 scholarships for spouses and children of fallen military and first responders since 2007.
There are ten jumpers on the team, all ex-military. This is our itinerary covering as close to seven days as possible, including deplaning, going to Drop Zone (DZ), gearing up, jumping, repacking rigs and personal items and moving on.
Seven Jumps over Seven Continents in Seven Days
- Union Glacier (Antarctica) Jan 3-9
- Santiago, Chile (South America) Jan 10
- Miami, FL (North America) Jan 11
- Barcelona, Spain (Europe) Jan 12
- Cairo, Egypt (Africa) Jan 13
- Abu Dhabi (Asia) Jan 14
- Perth (Australia) Jan 16
We leave the US on Dec 29 for Punta Arenas, Chile, then to Antarctica, hopefully Jan 3, jump asap, then jump again, if we can, and depart Antarctica on Jan 9, 2023. Jan 10 jump in Santiago, then leave for Miami at 10 pm that night. Jump the 11th, then on to Barcelona jump the 12th, Cairo jump on Jan 13th, then Abu Dhabi, jump the 14th, then leave for Perth for the final jump.
- Detroit-SCL: 5,263 miles
- SCL-Punta Arenas: 1,354 miles
- Punta Arenas-Union glacier: 2,569 miles
- Union Glacier- Punta Arenas: 2,569 miles
- Punta Arenas – SCL: 1,364 miles
- SCL-Miami: 4.118
- Miami-Barcelona: 4,697
- Barcelona-Cairo: 1,808
- Cairo-Abu Dhabi: 1,480
- Abu Daubi-Perth: 5,605
- Perth-Tampa: 11,303
- Tampa-Detroit: 983
- Total: 43,113 miles
Jim Wigginton is a former US Marine and Chairman of the World Kangdukwon Federation.