When Bill Booth was a college student, he was driving in his car when another young man literally fell from the sky, landing in the road directly in front of booth. It was a skydiver, a participant in what was then an experimental and risky sport. Booth picked him up, drove him back to the airport and changed his life forever.
Take the plunge — start Growing Bolder! We’ll take you on a wild ride through the skies with some people say it’s the only way to travel!
Lew Sanborn is the holder of parachute license D-1, still skydives across the country and he’s 80 years old! See why taking 12,000 foot plunges are his fountain of youth!
On August 16, 1960, Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger rode a helium balloon to 102,800 feet — the very edge of space — and jumped. Fifty years later, to commemorate man’s longest leap, Kittinger became the first inductee into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame. We look back on this epic event as we approach the 60 year anniversary.
Russ Manhold is a member of SOS, Skydivers Over Sixty. He and a team of daredevils recently smashed the record for jumping in formation when everyone involved is over the age of 60.
A horrific wreck in a bicycle race at the age of 64 nearly ended Sandy Scott’s life. It was at least expected to end his cycling career. Not only did he recover, he’s rewriting the record books!
What goes up must come down. That’s why you hesitate to try skydiving. But what if you could get a similar experience just a few feet off the floor?
Growing Bolder is something anyone can do. This is how skydivers do it. It’s one of the most inspiring, empowering and unforgettable world records ever.
Doug Garr is one of America’s most fascinating writers, and he’s an expert on everything from what’s making Americans fats to skydiving.
The secret to staying active is to find something you enjoy. Activity becomes passion, and that’s really Growing Bolder.