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UK: Old school cool! Centenarian D-Day veteran sets record for oldest skydiver03:01

UK: Old school cool! Centenarian D-Day veteran sets record for oldest skydiver

United Kingdom, Honiton
May 15, 2017 at 12:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "That's right."

Cameraperson (English): "Are you looking forward to it?"

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "Absolutely."

Cameraperson (English): "And we're going up to 15,000 feet this time. Last time you jumped from 10,000."

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "That's right."

Cameraperson (English): "Are you looking forward to the longer free fall?"

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "Absolutely. I can't wait for it."

Cameraperson (English): "Alright, well we're going to be getting the plane shortly and we'll see you there."

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "That's great."

D-Day veteran Bryson William Verdun Hayes became world's oldest skydiver after participating in a charity tandem skydive from 15,000 feet (4,572 metre), aged 101 years and 38 days, in Honiton near Devon on Monday.

Hayes, former Royal Signals lance corporal, completed the tandem skydive along with 10 family members at Skydive Buzz, raising money for the Royal British Legion. Hayes' son Bryan, grandson Roger, great-grandson Stanley and great-granddaughter Ellie were among those who leaped with him.

With his jump, Hayes surpassed the record of Canadian Armand Gendreau, who skydived aged 101 and three days, in June 2013. This has been Hayes' second skydive since turning 100 years old, setting a British record with his previous attempt

Mandatory credit: Skydive Buzz

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Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "That's right."

Cameraperson (English): "Are you looking forward to it?"

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "Absolutely."

Cameraperson (English): "And we're going up to 15,000 feet this time. Last time you jumped from 10,000."

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "That's right."

Cameraperson (English): "Are you looking forward to the longer free fall?"

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "Absolutely. I can't wait for it."

Cameraperson (English): "Alright, well we're going to be getting the plane shortly and we'll see you there."

Verdun Hayes, skydiver (English): "That's great."

D-Day veteran Bryson William Verdun Hayes became world's oldest skydiver after participating in a charity tandem skydive from 15,000 feet (4,572 metre), aged 101 years and 38 days, in Honiton near Devon on Monday.

Hayes, former Royal Signals lance corporal, completed the tandem skydive along with 10 family members at Skydive Buzz, raising money for the Royal British Legion. Hayes' son Bryan, grandson Roger, great-grandson Stanley and great-granddaughter Ellie were among those who leaped with him.

With his jump, Hayes surpassed the record of Canadian Armand Gendreau, who skydived aged 101 and three days, in June 2013. This has been Hayes' second skydive since turning 100 years old, setting a British record with his previous attempt

Mandatory credit: Skydive Buzz

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