Eleanor Cunningham: The 100-year-old skydiver

Nov 11, 2014, 14:06 PM IST
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Eleanor Cunningham smiles after safely landing with tandem master Dean McDonald at Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was her third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

Eleanor Cunningham smiles after safely landing with tandem master Dean McDonald at Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was her third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

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Eleanor Cunningham and tandem master Dean McDonald make a safe landing at Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

Eleanor Cunningham and tandem master Dean McDonald make a safe landing at Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

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Eleanor "Nanny" Cunningham, with tandem master Dean McDonald, come in for a landing after their skydive in Gansevoort, N.Y, a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

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Eleanor "Nanny" Cunningham, with tandem master Dean McDonald, are welcomed by Cunningham's friends and family after their skydive in Gansevoort, N.Y, a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

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Eleanor Cunningham skydives with Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

Eleanor Cunningham skydives with Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

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Eleanor Cunningham boards a plane to skydive with Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

Eleanor Cunningham boards a plane to skydive with Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, in Gansevoort, N.Y., a day after her 100th birthday. It was Cunningham's third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

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