A 101-year-old Bryson William ‘Verdun’ Hayes known as Verdun from southwest England has become the world’s oldest skydive after he completed the record-breaking jump on Sunday. He skydived for the very first time a year ago to celebrate his 100th birthday.
According to him, ‘last year’s skydive was an amazing experience, I must have got a bit of a taste for it, because it just made me want to do it again.”
The previous record was held by Canadian Armand Gendreau, who skydived from 10,000 feet in June 2013 aged 101 and three days. Hayes, who jumped from 15,000 feet, added 34 days to that record and also, 8 members of his family jumped with him, including his son Bryan, grandson Roger and great-grandsons Joe and Stanley.