George H.W. Bush Skydives
"41" turns 90. Still charges.
At 90 years of age, George H.W. Bush feels more alive than you do.
To celebrate his birthday today, our 41st president went skydiving.
Strapped to an ex-military jumper, Bush tweeted that today was “a wonderful day in Maine—in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump,” and leaped tandem near his home in Kennebunkport. The duo touched down around 11:15 a.m.
Bush, who also went skydiving for his 80th and 85th birthdays, made a promise two years ago that he would take one last jump to celebrate the start of his tenth decade.
Per Bush’s office, this was the ex-POTUS’s eighth parachute jump. Not every one of them was for fun, however—his first occurred when the Japanese military shot down his fighter plane during World War II on September 2, 1944, giving him impetus to evacuate.
It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump.
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) June 12, 2014