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President George H. W. Bush makes electrifying skydive jump for 90th birthday celebration

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George H.W. Bush skydive 90th birthday
"Former President George HW Bush skydiving in Kennebunkport for his 90th birthday," John Crisos tweets. Jon Chrisos/Twitter
George H.W. Bush skydiving 95 birthday June 12, 2014
"Gampy jumped out of a helicopter to mark his 90th bday today! " Pierce Bush posted on Instagram. pdiddyman/Instagram
George H.W. Bush skydive 90th birthday
"Pres George W Bush w his mother and daughter pre-jump," Jim McGrath tweets. Jim McGrath/Twitter
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"Here is the jumpsuit @GeorgeHWBush will use for today's skydive," Jim McGrath captions this tweeted photo. Jim McGrath/Twitter
George H.W. Bush skydive 85th birthday
George H.W. Bush during the skydive for his 85th birthday celebration. Handout/Reuters
George H.W. Bush skydive 90th birthday
George H.W. Bush skydiving 95 birthday June 12, 2014
George H.W. Bush skydive 90th birthday
George H.W. Bush skydive suit
George H.W. Bush skydive 85th birthday

Do you have the nerve to jump out of a helicopter today? How about when you're 90? In celebration of the big 9-0, President George H.W. Bush made his eighth parachute jump to prove that he's still got it. After skydiving for his 80th and 85th birthdays, he declared that he would of course be returning for his 90th.

Despite his inability to walk due to complications from Parkinson's, Bush tweeted his excitement this morning, proving that he was sticking to his word.

 

There are two reasons for doing it. One of them is that it feels good, it's exhilarating...You get charged up and excited... Second, it sends a message all around the globe that just because you're an old guy doesn't mean you have to sit around drooling in the corner. Get out and do something; get out and enjoy life."

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