85-year-old Maria Yegella recently made a solo jump to become the world’s oldest active skydiver.
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Growing Bolder was there when the JOES –the Jumpers Over Eighty Society, got together to break a world free fall formation record.
Norm Bungard doesn’t think of himself as a risk taker, so how did he end up skydiving 84? Find out about Norm’s mission to inspire us all to do more.
Discover how George Diaz decided to commemorate his 65th birthday with a rush of adrenaline.
Skydiver Carl Daugherty was a poster boy for perseverance and pursuing your passion.
When Bill Booth was a college student, he was driving in his car when another young man literally fell from the sky, landing in the road directly in front of Booth. It was a skydiver, a participant in what was then an experimental and risky sport. Booth picked him up, drove him back to the airport and changed his life forever.
Take the plunge — start Growing Bolder! We’ll take you on a wild ride through the skies with some people say it’s the only way to travel!
Lew Sanborn is the holder of parachute license D-1, still skydives across the country and he’s 80 years old! See why taking 12,000 foot plunges are his fountain of youth!
On August 16, 1960, Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger rode a helium balloon to 102,800 feet — the very edge of space — and jumped. Fifty years later, to commemorate man’s longest leap, Kittinger became the first inductee into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame.
Russ Manhold is a member of SOS, Skydivers Over Sixty. He and a team of daredevils recently smashed the record for jumping in formation when everyone involved is over the age of 60.
A horrific wreck in a bicycle race at the age of 64 nearly ended Sandy Scott’s life. It was at least expected to end his cycling career. Not only did he recover, he’s rewriting the record books!
Doug Garr is one of America’s most fascinating writers, and he’s an expert on everything from what’s making Americans fats to skydiving.