George H.W. Bush Turns 90, Jumps Out of a Helicopter

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated nine decades of life by jumping out of a helicopter in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The elder Bush, who no longer has the use of his legs, has made this a tradition since doing it for the first time on his 75th birthday. He followed up that jump with jumps on his 80th, 85th, and now his 90th birthday. After today, he has successfully executed eight skydiving jumps, according to the Associated Press.

Bush confirmed that he’d be going through with the jump by tweeting about it this morning.

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Bush executed the jump as a tandem. He was strapped to Sergeant 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Golden Knights, the Army’s parachute team.

He took off in a helicopter shortly before 11 a.m. and jumped with Elliott shortly thereafter. They landed safely on the ground around 11:15 a.m.