80-Year-Old Skydivers Are More Than Ordinary Joes


Last Updated on March 26, 2024

While it’s not uncommon for 80-year-olds to celebrate a milestone birthday with a tandem skydive, there are very few active 80-year-olds who jump on their own and compete for records. Only Growing Bolder was there when the JOES –the Jumpers Over Eighty Society, got together to break a world free fall formation record.

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