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Old 12-25-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Dilys Price, 82, holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest female skydiver in the world. She made her first parachute jump at the age of 54 and has completed more than 1,000 since then. Fly with Price as she soars through the air.

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Old 12-25-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Dilys Price, 82, holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest female skydiver in the world. She made her first parachute jump at the age of 54 and has completed more than 1,000 since then. Fly with Price as she soars through the air.

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No, not interested. I pray that when it's my time to go that I have had excellent health, remained independent till the bitter end, and go to sleep and just not wake up. That is my preference.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Dilys Price, 82, holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest female skydiver in the world. She made her first parachute jump at the age of 54 and has completed more than 1,000 since then. Fly with Price as she soars through the air.

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What a remarkable and inspirational woman. I looked up her name and learned more about her life and charity here


Skydiving octogenarian charity founder Dilys Price picks up lifetime achiever award - Wales Online

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Dilys, 82, founder and director of The Touch Trust, a charity which offers unique and creative movement education, touch therapy, for individuals with a learning disability, those affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder, complex needs and behaviour which challenges, but also to other vulnerable groups in the community.
She is also a very courageous woman

Dilys Price: World's oldest female skydiver, 81, cheats death when parachute fails to open | Daily Mail Online

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'It's a lot of hard work but sky diving teaches you courage - it's about learning to feel the fear and doing it anyway.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...mother-81.html

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"It felt terrifying at the time but it has boosted my confidence hugely – it felt like I was cheating death," she said. "It was pretty close but it hasn't put me off – I suppose I'm an adventure junkie."
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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No, not interested. I pray that when it's my time to go that I have had excellent health, remained independent till the bitter end, and go to sleep and just not wake up. That is my preference.
That's exactly what happened to one of my property managers.
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