FRANKFORT, Ind. (WISH) - A 96-year-old woman went skydiving for the first time on Saturday.
Betty Hiple, 96, jumped out of an airplane at 13,500 feet, at a speed of 120 mph at Skydive Indianapolis.
Hiple, a Swayzee, Indiana native said, “Well, they’ll probably think I’m crazy!” when asked what she felt others thought about her going skydiving at 96.
“I guess I’m trying to prove that I have some courage left,” she said. “I just wanted to experience freedom.”
A friend of Hiple’s grandson was recently diagnosed with Lou Gherig’s disease. He has always wanted to go skydiving, so when Betty heard of their plans, she decided to join.
After her jump, when asked if she would skydive again, Hiple said, “Yes! Maybe when I’m 100!”
According to a release from Skydive Indianapolis, Hiple is an avid Scrabble player, still mows her own lawn and does her own gardening.
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