100 year old man skydives to make history in the UK
11th April 2016 - Skydive Buzz
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Verdun Hayes who is 100 years old and did his first tandem skydive on Saturday the 9th of April 2016. Verdun jumped at Skydive.Buzz Ltd in Devon and became the oldest skydiver in the UK. The current Guinness World Record for the Oldest tandem parachute jump (male) is 101 years and 3 days set in Canada. Skydivers hope Verdun will beat this record by coming back for another jump next year. After the jump Mr Hayes said: "It was wonderful and I felt like I was floating. I would do it again tomorrow". Verdun raised money for North Devon Hospice. He was taken on the jump by the most experienced instructor at Skydive.Buzz with over 10 000 jumps, Jason Farrant.
Verdun is fit and healthy, but due to the impressive age, it was recommended to him by a doctor to jump from 10 000 feet, instead of 15 000 feet, the normal jump height at Skydive.Buzz.. He was accompanied on his jump by his two great grand sons Jack and Ben who are in their twenties and fell in love with the sport today. There has been a lot of interest from the press, ITV and BBC Spotlight were filming the day at the Dunkeswell Airfield.
Freefall photos by Sam Cady.
Ground photos by Krista Radzina.
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