A FEARLESS OAP has leapt into the record books after becoming Britain’s oldest female skydiver at the grand age of 94.
Adeline Franken proved age is no barrier after braving the 15,000ft jump on Sunday to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
It’s not the first time the adrenaline junkie has skydived after she previously jumped out of a plane from 14,000ft in 2012.
However, Adeline’s not lost the knack and said after completing her latest challenge: ‘There is nothing to it really, you just move towards the edge and kind of flop out.
‘You start to fall, then when you are well clear of the aircraft the parachute opens and you go back up.’
Adeline jumped from two miles up and at 120 miles per hour for approximately a minute before opening her parachute and touching down gracefully, and — while doing so — became the oldest woman in Britain to ever undertake such a challenge.
When asked why she took on the daredevil feat, Adeline said: ‘It’s just something to do — better than watching paint dry.’
The skydive took place with members of local RNLI stations at Cark Airfield in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.
RNLI area fundraising manager Adele Sherwood said of the daredevil pensioner’s fundraising feat: ‘Adeline is such an inspirational character, and has proved that it’s never too late to try something new.
‘The RNLI are so grateful to have such amazing supporters like Adeline, who raise vital funds for our charity and helps us save lives at sea.’