N.B. woman makes first-ever parachute jump to celebrate 90th birthday

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MONCTON, N.B. - Plunging more than 3,000 metres attached to another human being isn't a typical birthday celebration.
But for Olive Cochrane, it was a perfect way to ring in her 90th birthday.
"It was amazing, I loved it," the Saint John, N.B., woman said moments after her first-ever parachute jump Thursday.
"I would do it again if it didn't cost so much."
Family members from Nova Scotia and Ontario watched in amazement as Cochrane made the tandem jump.
"My sister is envious, she is two years older than me and lives in England," she said. "My other sibling, 11 years younger, thinks I`m crazy."
Four generations jumped two at a time through the skies above McEwen Airfield, north of Moncton.
Louise Richard, co-owner of Skydive Moncton, said Cochrane's jump was a first for the business in a couple of respects.
"The oldest person we had before her was 85," Richard said. "Last year we had three generations of a family jump, but never four."

Geographic location: MONCTON, Saint John, Nova Scotia Ontario England

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  • country
    January 18, 2010 - 10:18

    Good for her! :)

  • Gerald
    January 18, 2010 - 09:44

    Wow! AND DOUBLE WOW!!!!
    This lady is incredible! At 90 years of age ....skydiving!! AMAZING!!
    I only wish I had her courage at my age of 47...maybe by the time I reach 90 I'll have worked up the nerve to do it too!!
    But I'm thinkin' probably NOT!!