Australian Irene O'Shea (Born in 1916) became the world's oldest skydiver at the age of 102 years old in 2018. Irene O’Shea jumped from 14,000 feet and fell at 136 mph as a tandem with instructor Jed Smith at SA Skydiving’s Langhorne Creek Dropzone.
She made two other jumps when she was 100 and 101 years old. The jump she did at in 2016 was to celebrate her 100th birthday. The world record for oldest female tandem jumper was previously held by Estrid Geersten from Denmark, who in 2004 made a 13,000-foot jump at the age of 100 years old.
Irene O’Shea moved from England to Australia in 1974. Her daughter died of motor neurone disease and she uses her skydives to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Autralia.
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