HomeOutdoorsVideo: 103-Year-Old Beats Guinness World Record for Oldest Tandem Parachute Jump

Video: 103-Year-Old Beats Guinness World Record for Oldest Tandem Parachute Jump

by Jon D. B.
(Photo credit: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Guinness World Records has just confirmed Al Blaschke as the oldest living person to ever complete a tandem parachute jump – and become an absolute legend in the process.

Al Blaschke is 103 years old. He’s also a death-defying daredevil.

In what has to be one of the best entries to the famous institution, Blaschke has just become the Guinness World Record holder for the “oldest tandem parachute jump by a male”. His total age at-jump? 103 years and 181 days.

Blaschke has lived an incredible life – and then some. Born on January 4th in the year 1917, he has lived through both World Wars – the Great Depression – the Cold War – and countless others. Befitting such a legend, Al took up skydiving for his 100th birthday in 2017. He swore he would do it again to celebrate his twin grandsons’ college graduations. And here we are.

Three years on, Al is honoring that promise. The 103-year-old legend can be seen jumping out of the moving plane at an unbelievable height. Skydive Spaceland manager Thomas Hughes supervises the jump, and confirms that Al jumps from over 14,000 feet into the atmosphere.

What. A. Legend.

Watch Al Blaschke Become World’s Oldest Tandem Parachute Jumper:


The footage shows Blaschke prepping for his jump with nerves of steel. Then, as he leaves the plane miles above planet Earth – you can see his resolve never waivers. If anyone deserves this triumph, it is Al. Good on Guinness World Records for bestowing this worthy daredevil!

[H/T Instagram]