Fareed Lafta of Iraq broke the record this week for the largest flag flown whilst skydiving.

Whilst parachuting over the Skydive Chicago facility in Ottawa, Illinois, USA, Fareed flew an Iraq flag measuring 4,023.2 m² (13,199.49 ft²).

Fareed is no stranger to flying through the sky -- he flew in a lawn chair suspended by helium-filled party balloons over central Oregon, USA just last month.

The previous record for the largest flag flown while skydiving was held by Gazali Peltek (Turkey), who flew a Turkish flag measuring 531.2 m² (5,717.9 ft²) whilst parachuting over the military base in Kayseri, Turkey, on 16 December 2005.