I've been invited to join a Special Forces HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) training course in preparation for the planned record attempts. More about the Spacejump 'spacediving' project here.
As a former SAS and SBS Reservist, I've parachuted with other Special Forces from a variety of different countries, accruing hundreds of military jumps. In 1991, I qualified for the coveted US Marine Gold Wings.
I'll make a series of 30,000ft jumps in December 2007 to familiarise myself with the extra equipment I'll need for my European High Altitude Record Jump in early 2008, (more info on this to follow).
At 30,000ft it is impossible to survive without breathing oxygen before the flight (known as pre breathing), during the flight, and on a personal oxygen system during freefall.