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Flying at 100

Vernon Maynard, James Perez

Vernon Maynard, James Perez

Perris: In this photo provided by Skydive Perris/U.S. Parachute Association, Vernon Maynard, bottom, skydives with instuctor James Perez to celebrate his 100th birthday over Perris, Calif., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. When Vernon Maynard’s friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute. On Monday, the retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday doing just that. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld says Maynard obtained a doctor’s note before making the jump from 13,000 feet.


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