‘I Celebrated My ninetieth Birthday by Leaping Out of a Aircraft at 12,000 Ft’

Hilary Oxley skydiving – SWNS

10 years in the past, east London resident Hilary Oxley was getting ready to show 80 years previous, and her household obtained the outrageous concept of shopping for the octagenarian a ticket to go skydiving.

Grandmother Oxley had a blast, however this July it was as soon as once more time to consider one thing to get her as she neared the ninth decade of life.

Figuring it went alright earlier than, her two granddaughters determined to run it again—and problem their evergreen granny to make the leap a second time.

“You solely dwell as soon as,” she mentioned after the skydive. “The expertise is gorgeous—typically once I buy groceries I’m extra nervous doing that.”

Granddaughters Stephanie and Daisy admitted they had been terrified earlier than leaping and the employees at Skydive Headcorn in Ashford, Kent, couldn’t imagine how chilled out she was concerning the state of affairs.

“By no means in one million years once I did it once I was 80 did I believe I’d be right here 10 years later,” mentioned Hilary, who admitted the birthday was actually emotional, as a result of one member of the family obtained her a scratch-off lottery ticket from which she gained a paid vacation to Marbella, Spain.

90-year-old skydiver Hilary Oxley along with her granddaughters Stephanie (L) and Daisy (R) – SWNS

Stephanie admitted it was a prized household second that might dwell lengthy of their collective reminiscence.

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“It’s superb for me and my sister… to share that reminiscence with my nan is unbelievable,” she mentioned.

Although Hilary admitted that two skydives had been greater than sufficient for now, she refused to rule out one other when she turns 95.

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