Last week, an 82-year-old named Hilde ticked off the last thing on her
bucket list: skydiving in Dubai.
According to Britain’s Daily Mail, the South African jumped out of a plane
13,000 feet above the city accompanied by a professional skydiver, and landed
Hilde had visited the United Arab Emirates several times before to see her
family. Having seen other people skydive, she was inspired to finally give it a
go, as it was something she always wanted to try.
"The highlight for me was just being able to sail along, looking at the
Palm from above. It was wonderful," Hilde said, referring to Dubai’s iconic
palm-shaped artificial island.
Skydive Dubai, who helped Hilde realize her dream, described the
octogenarian as "fearless", posting on social media that "We wish you many more
adventures and may you continue to inspire!"