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Sometimes you just need to see something that makes you smile and feel a bit small at the same time - Vernon Maynard delivers that for us this week.

The US man always wanted to jump out of a plane, so to mark his 100th birthday he asked his mates to hook it up. 

And as you can see from this video taken last week, the old bloke had a blast! 

Maynard is a retired car dealer originally from Nebraska but who lives in Palm Desert. 

Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld noted Maynard had to get a doctor's note before doing the tandem jump with a trained instructor. 

Maynard had an interesting choice of words for the The Press Enterprise: 'I am just tickled to death and very appreciative that my friends helped put this together.'

What a deadset champ!

Image via Youtube


VIDEO: Watch a 100-year-old man jump out of a plane as a birthday treat
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