100-year-old D-Day veteran celebrates birthday by going skydiving
April 13, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — Only a true badass would spend their 100th birthday casually jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet.
Record breaking 100-year-old Verdun Hayes did exactly that, though — and he raised money for charity and set a British record into the bargain.
“I really, thoroughly enjoyed it,” says an impressively casual Hayes in the clip.
“Coming out of the plane into the actual freefall, it was lovely.”
Hayes is thinking about going for a world record next year, with another skydive to mark his 101st birthday. Read more…