Dorothy Hoffner of Chicago may have set a record on Monday. As far as we know, the 104-year-old American is the oldest skydiver in the world. Hoffner jumped out of a plane for the first time with a parachute when she was 100 years old.
Hofner, who turns 105 in December, made a record jump on Sunday at Chicago’s Skydive Airport. She and her companion jumped from a height of about 4 kilometers. The record was held by Sweden’s Linnea Larsson, who skydived in May 2022 when she was 103 years old.
“Age is just a number,” Hoffner said. Chicago Tribune After I hit the ground again. Her supervisor said the jump went very well. Hoffman fell steadily: her stomach toward the ground. The jump took seven minutes, including the soft landing.
Because Hoffner has difficulty walking and walks using a walker, walking to the plane took longer than jumping. According to what the journalist said Chicago Tribune The elderly skydiver showed confidence as she prepared to jump. “Let’s go“Geronimo!” she said just before the plane took off.
The Guinness Book of World Records has not yet officially confirmed this number. This procedure takes some time. Hoffman’s next goal is to become the world’s greatest balloonist.
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