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George H.W. Bush Continues Tradition Of Birthday Sky Dives

The former president has made a habit of sky diving on his birthday, and continued with a jump to celebrate his 90th birthday.
Posted at 11:17 PM, Jun 12, 2014

Just six months after being hospitalized for bronchitis, former president George H.W. Bush went sky diving to celebrate his 90th birthday.

"I don't feel a day over 84!" ​The elder Bush has made a habit of jumping out of planes to celebrate birthdays the past few years. (Via CNN)

This time, Bush 41 jumped from a helicopter with members of the All Veteran Group and four members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team.

It's only been two years since the former president's last sky-dive. At the time, he told his granddaughter and NBC host Jenna Bush Hager that he saw another jump in his future.

 "I got one more left in me. June 12th, 2014." ​(Via NBC)

Bush tweeted Thursday morning "It's a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump." (Via Twitter / @GerogeHWBush)

He then got suited up and went for it. (Via Twitter / @jgm41)

The former president had a successful jump and landed to the cheers of his friends and family. (Via YouTube / All Veteran Group)

But not all of Bush's jumps have been as smooth. The Washington Times reports during his first experience skydiving in World War II, his plane engine caught on fire and he had to wait for hours in the ocean to be picked up. 

This was Bush's eighth parachute jump overall.