PERRIS, Calif. (AP) – When Vernon Maynard’s friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute.
The retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday Monday by doing just that.READ MORE: Bomb Threat At Sacramento County Jail, 50-Year-Old Man Arrested
Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Association says Maynard and his two great nephews made their first skydive along with trained instructors from 13,000 feet southeast of Los Angeles.READ MORE: Sunday's Show Info (5/22/22)
Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld says Maynard obtained a doctor’s note before making the jump.
Maynard’s daughter Linda Hironimus says her father’s friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it.MORE NEWS: 3-Acre Fire Near Highway 12 Knocked Down
Maynard, who hails from Nebraska, lives in Palm Desert.