Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Oldest female skydiver: Dilys Price breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
CARDIFF, UK -- At 82 years old, Dilys Price-- who started skydiving at 54 -- has over 1,000 dives under her belt and she's still diving out of a plane and plummeting to the ground at impeccable speeds, setting the world record for the Oldest female skydiver, according to the World Record Academy .
Photo: With over 1,000 dives under her belt, Dilys Price holds the World Record for the oldest female skydiver in the world. At 82 years old, she's still diving out of a plane and plummeting to the ground at impeccable speeds. ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness World Records world record for the Oldest tandem parachute jump (female) was set by Estrid Geertsen (Denmark, b. 1 August 1904) who made a tandem parachute jump on 30 September 2004 from an altitude of 4,000 m (13,100 ft) over Roskilde, Denmark, at the age of 100 years 60 days.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Oldest tandem parachute jump (male), set by Armand Gendreau (Canada, b. 24 June 1913), who made a tandem parachute jump above Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Québec, Canada, on 27 June 2014 at the age of 101 years 3 days.
Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Price started skydiving at 54 and remembers her first jump like it was yesterday.
"You are a bird for 50 seconds. And imagine...you can do a barrel roll, you can flip, you can move here, you can move there, you can join up with people. It's unbelievably wonderful. I won't stop till I know it's not safe," she told A Great Big Story.
Price's jumps help raise money for her charity, The Touch Trust. Founded in 1996, the trust provides creative programs for people affected by Autism and learning disabilities.
Related world records:
Oldest Female to Paraglide Tandem: Mary Ellen Hardison set world record (PICS)
Most skydives by an 80-year-old in one day: Pat Moorehead sets world record (Video)
Most parachute jumps: Don Kellnerm (Video)
Oldest tandem skydiving jumper: Fred Mack (Video)