Former president skydives for his 90th birthday
How many people do you know in your life that went skydiving to celebrate his or her 90th birthday?
Well, former U.S. president George H.W. Bush trivialized every other 90th birthdays out there Thursday by deciding to casually jump off a helicopter at a height of approximately 10,000 ft in Maine.
It's a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump.
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) June 12, 2014
The 41st president lost his ability to walk after suffering from Parkinson’s disease a year and a half ago, but that didn’t stop Bush from making his 8th jump. He has also celebrated his 75th, 80th and 85th birthdays by skydiving.
Bush’s jump was a tandem one with retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott — a former member of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team.