106 Years Old Man Became The World’s Oldest Skydiver For The 2nd Time.

Have you ever felt like age is just a number? Meet Alfred “Al” Blaschke, the Texan defying age norms. Born on January 4, 1917, Al’s spirit remains undimmed by the years. In 2020, at 103 years old, he soared into the record books as the world’s oldest tandem skydiver. Yet, Al’s journey didn’t end there. He did the same at 106 years old. This is how Alfred reclaimed the world’s oldest skydiver title again.

Notably, Al initially broke the record at 103 years old, leaping out of a plane at 14,000 feet to celebrate his twin grandsons’ college graduations. However, in 2022, Rut Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson, a 103-year-old Swedish woman, briefly claimed the title. Undeterred, Al vowed to reclaim it.

Despite facing challenges like bad weather and scheduling conflicts, Al’s determination never wavered. After four postponed attempts, he finally took the leap joined by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Hovering above Fentress, Texas, at 9,000 feet, the 106-year-old strapped himself to an instructor and embarked on the thrilling plunge. They gracefully touched down, deploying the parachute at 5,500 feet and landing safely. Guinness World Records confirmed that at 106 years and 327 days young, Al shattered the previous record by over three years.

After reclaiming his title, Al addressed the gathered crowd, including his children, grandchildren, and the media. He imparted his wisdom, saying,

Everyone is more capable than they think. They just need to make the decision to try.

Alfred “Al” Blaschke

Al’s story is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and serves as a reminder that age truly knows no bounds.

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