A 101-year-old British World War Two veteran who became the world’s oldest skydiver by doing a tandem skydive!!
His name is Verdun Hayes, and he was 101 and 38 days old this past Saturday, breaking the previous record of 101 and 3 days that had been held by Canadian Armand Gendreau since June 2013.
Whats even cooler, is that Hayes didn’t actually skydive for the first time until he turned 100, waiting 10 years after initially wanting to try it at age 90.
Ummmm…this man is my hero! Obviously for more than one reason of course, not only is he a World War Two veteran, but I haven’t even gone skydiving yet. Which is, by the way number one on my bucket list, and I’m 35. This guy is 101 years old. But he also proves that, it’s never too late!
So maybe for my 40th?? I’ve got 5 years to become less chicken about doing it 🙂