GRANDAD TAKES THE PLUNGE
Daredevil 90-year-old convinces grandson to join him
FOR 90-year-old Jason Massey, jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet is almost second nature.
After successfully landing his third tandem skydive with his 21-yearold grandson, the Uxbridge resident wants to get back up there and do it all again.
He said: “I’m an old man now.
“I’ve got nothing better to spend my money on.”
Jason is used to taking to the skies, having previously held a pilot’s licence and wondered what it would be like to parachute away.
He thought he was too old for skydiving but one day decided to have a go anyway – and has not looked back.
Skydiving with his 21year-old grandson Bradley at Hinton Airfields, in Northants, shows Jason likes to keep his experiences in the family.
“This is the second time I’ve gone with my grandson,” he said. “He first went when he was 18. He was scared but he soon loved it once he was out of the plane.”
When asked if he would recommend it to anyone thinking about skydiving for the first time, Jason said: “Of course I would recommend it, there’s no danger in it at all all. The instructors are so skilled at what they do.
“It’s scary when you’re in the plane at 13,000 feet thanks to all the noise and the blank open space outside.
“The fear only lasts for about half a minute though once your instructor kicks you out of the plane.
“Because you’re in tandem, you’re the one out of the plane first!”
n THUMBS UP: Jason Massey skydiving with grandson Bradley (above right)