Former president skydives for his 90th birthday
Former President George H.W. Bush blew away every other 90th birthday celebration by jumping out of a helicopter at a height of approximately 10,000 ft. Thursday 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 has lost his ability to walk due to Parkinson’s disease, but that didn’t stop Bush from making his eighth jump. He also celebrated his 75th, 80th and 85th birthdays by skydiving.
Bush jumped in tandem with retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a former member of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team.