Skydive no worries to 95-year-old
George Keruse, 95, showed no fear as he undertook his first tandem skydive near Helensville on Sunday.
The Mt Albert resident had a beautiful clear day to jump out of the plane at 13,500 feet with instructor Aaron Marriot at Parakai Airfield.
‘‘It didn’t worry me one bit,’’ Mr Keruse says.
‘‘The only thing was when I first jumped out, the cold air . . . it was freezing.
‘‘Once the parachute opened it was just lovely.
‘‘The panorama was out of this world.’’
A member of Balmoral Bowling Club for 35 years, Mr Keruse decided he wanted to skydive because he’d heard others say how thrilling it was ( Central Leader, May 28). He is now Skydive Auckland’s oldest tandem skydiver.
Fearless grandfather: George Keruse with his grandson Nathan Te Peiri.
Thrill seeker: George Keruse gears up for his skydive.