Another birthday, another skydive for former President George H.W. Bush.
Celebrating his 85th, Bush today successfully completed a tandem jump -- his seventh -- at his Kennebunkport, Maine, home.
"You just feel exhilarated," he said afterwards.
His tandem jumper -- a member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team -- "does all the work," but you still get the feeling you're flying high," Bush said.
His son, former President George W. Bush, said he wasn't worried. "It's awesome," he said.
Asked by reporters why he still does it, Bush senior replied that it feels good, he can't play golf any more, but he still wants to prove a point: "Just because you're an old guy, you don't have to sit drooling in a corner."
And he announced his next jump -- on his 90th birthday.
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