Texas man celebrates 100th birthday by skydiving

Courtesy: KXAN

SALADO, Texas (KXAN) – A Texas man celebrated his birthday in a big way this week, when he jumped out of a plane, matching the record for the oldest United States citizen to do so.

Alfred ‘Al’ Blaschke was asked when he turned 97 if he wanted to take the leap.

He said, “No thank you, I’ll wait until I’m 100.”

He stuck to his word and, surrounded by family from all across the country, made the trip to Salado’s Skydive Temple and got on the plane.

He described the jump as “wonderful” and “fantastic.”

Blaschke said he is an active guy, normally. He likes to golf and even does yoga.