Skydiver Challenges Attitudes To Ageing — At 104!

So please, let’s all stop saying we are getting old

Andy Murray
Human Parts
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4 min readNov 3, 2023

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This photo provided by Daniel Wilsey shows Dorothy Hoffner, 104, falling through the air with tandem jumper Derek Baxter as she becomes the oldest person in the world to skydive, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Ill. (Daniel Wilsey via AP) Daniel Wilsey / AP© Provided by CBS Chicago

Dorothy Hoffner, from Chicago, jumped out of a plane from 31,000 feet two weeks ago. She was 104 years old! Sadly, she passed away last week. She would have been 105 in December. She was planning to go hot air ballooning next.

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Andy Murray
Human Parts

Old Scottish bloke sharing lessons in life. Like Baloo the bear, I seek happiness by keeping to the 'bare necessities of life.'