100yrs old jumping out of airplanes. https://www.stripes.com/news/former...lebrates-100th-birthday-with-skydive-1.544989 DILLINGHAM AIRFIELD, Hawaii — Blowing out 100 candles wasn’t good enough for Polito “Paul” Olivas, a 30-year Army veteran whose career took him through World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. On Wednesday, the former Green Beret jumped tandem from a plane 14,000 feet in the air over Oahu’s North Shore and landed in Dillingham Airfield – a week after he turned 100. “I’d do it again,” he told a gaggle or reporters minutes after landing. As a veteran paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division that jumped into Normandy, France, on D-Day in June 1944, Olivas has hundreds of parachute drops under his belt. But none included freefalling — the span in jumping before the chute opens. His jumps were all relatively low to the ground, and the parachutes were connected to a static line that automatically unfurled them as he exited the airplane bay door. His birthday jump had a minute-long freefall, followed by about five minutes under an open chute. He recalled that on D-Day, his plane was only about 300 feet above the ground when he jumped. “The closer you are to the ground, the less of a target you are,” Olivas said Wednesday morning as he awaited his flight.