Page last updated at 14:46 GMT, Friday, 7 November 2008

Charity skydive for 94-year-old

A 94-year-old Derbyshire woman has plunged 13,500ft (4,115m) in a skydive to raise money for charity.

May Limb from Chellaston made the freefall tandem parachute jump at Langar airfield in Nottinghamshire on Friday.

The great-grandmother raised about 1,000 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and The British Disabled Flying Association.

After landing Mrs Limb said: "It was very scary at the beginning."

"After the parachute opened it was beautiful. It was a marvellous view, the view above the clouds was nice."

When asked whether she intended to jump again she said: "Not soon, but I might do it again, I won't say I won't."

Richard Wheatley, who jumped with her, said she did a great jump.

"We went from about 13,000ft (3962m) down to 5,000ft (1524m) at speeds of round about 120 mph (193km/h) and after the parachute opened we floated gently around for five or six minutes."


May Limb said she might repeat her feat

Print Sponsor

New skydiver gets stuck in tree
03 Nov 08 |  Tayside and Central
Ex-athlete pursues skydive record
08 Sep 08 |  Somerset
Archbishop skydives for soldiers
06 Jun 08 |  England

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific