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Seattle man celebrates 100th birthday with skydive: “It is really a piece of cake”

On July 22, Robert “Stu” Williamson went skydiving in honor of his milestone birthday.

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An adventurous centenarian recently celebrated its 100th anniversary in a big way by jumping out of an airplane at 14,000 feet.

On July 22, Robert “Stu” Williamson went skydiving to commemorate this milestone anniversary in According to Wash. The performance, while it is undeniably daring, in fact, marked Williamson’s second time skydiving — the Seattle man also jumped out of a plane on his 99th birthday, reports KIRO 7.

The performance, while undeniably bold, marked Williamson’s second time jumping out of a plane.

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Enjoy the day with family and new friends ahead of the stunt, Williamson bravely on board a Skydive, According to a plane and brave ascended to a height of 14,000 feet before taking the plunge. On landing, the birthday boy shouted “Let’s do it again!” and hugged his grandson and his instructor-turned-friend Vladimir Ursachii, who jumped with him, according to the Seattle Times.

Williamson also went skydiving for his 99th birthday last year.

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“You get a real shot of adrenaline as you look to the door, then it is a real piece of cake after that,” Williamson said KIRO of his birthday. According to the outlet, he is now officially the oldest person ever to jump with a Jump According.

Enjoy the day with family and new friends, Williamson bravely on board a Skydive, According to a plane.

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Meanwhile, the Times notes that Williamson’s family is “still a little incredulous” about his sudden interest in falling from the sky,” with the message that he is a quiet man who never had much use for sports” in his younger days.

“You get a real shot of adrenaline as you look to the door, then it is a real piece of cake.”

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Williamson, however, says the logic of the attraction is simple.

“After the parachute opens, he is a completely different person,” Williamson’s skydive instructor Vladimir Ursachii said.

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“I’d done a lot of things,” he said, “but I had never jumped out of a plane.”

Apparently, the hundred-year-old inspiration for the stunt via Matt Morse, an experienced skydiver, who works in the health department of Williamson’s retirement community. Williamson has a true joy in extreme skydiving.

“I would there happen to be many things, but I had never jumped out of a plane,” Williamson remembered thinking before he made his first foray into skydiving.

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“After the parachute opens, he is a completely different person,” Williamson’s skydive instructor, Vladimir Ursachii, told the Times.

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Now, Williamson has his sights set on a new goal: breaking the world record for the oldest skydiver.

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Ursachii, who jumped with Williamson both this year and last year, said the activity seems to fit with him.

“He jokes, waving his arms — it’s great.”

Now, however, Williamson has his sights set on surpassing the record for the world’s oldest skydiver, who, according to time, is currently in the possession of a 102-year-old man from New Jersey.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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