Unbelievable Jump by 104-Year-Old Leaves Internet in Awe!

In a daring and inspirational feat, 104-year-old Chicago resident Dorothy Hoffner passed away on Monday after attempting to set the world record as the oldest person to parachute from an airplane. Hoffner’s remarkable journey came to an end, marking the culmination of a life lived with enthusiasm and an unyielding spirit.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a spokesperson for Hoffner expressed gratitude that the skydiving experience on October 1 served as a fitting climax to her “exciting, well-lived life.” Undeterred by her age, Hoffner boldly proclaimed, “Age is just a number” to a cheering crowd moments after touching the ground at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, approximately 85 miles southwest of the Windy City.

Leaving her walker behind on the ground, Hoffner embarked on her second skydiving adventure, having first experienced the thrill at the age of 100, where she needed a gentle push out of the aircraft. This time, she insisted on leading the jump from an impressive altitude of 13,500 feet, tethered to a U.S. Parachute Association-certified instructor.

The dive, which lasted seven minutes, included a slow descent under the parachute. Against the backdrop of the sky, Hoffner’s white hair was pushed back by the wind as she gracefully landed on the grassy landing area, holding onto the harness over her narrow shoulders.

Friends rushed to congratulate Hoffner, and her walker was brought over to her. Reflecting on the experience, she expressed her delight, stating, “The whole thing was delightful, wonderful, couldn’t have been better.” Hoffner, who was set to turn 105 in December, had even more adventures in mind, expressing a desire to take a hot-air balloon ride next.

Guinness World Records Limited is now awaiting evidence of Hoffner’s attempt to review for a potential record. The current record for the oldest tandem parachute jump by a female was set in May 2022 by 103-year-old Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson from Sweden.

Dorothy Hoffner’s indomitable spirit and zest for life have left an enduring mark, inspiring others to embrace each moment, regardless of age.

Fox News

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