Despite suffering from Parkinson's and spending most of his time in a wheelchair these days, former President George H.W. Bush jumped out of a helicopter this morning, again. The birthday skydiving tradition — he parachuted on his 75th, 80th, and 85th, too — went down this morning in Kennebunkport, Maine, with one of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights on Bush Sr.'s back. His son dutifully Instagrammed from the ground.
It's a wonderful day in Maine -- in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump.— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) June 12, 2014
"President Bush's first parachute jump took place when he was shot down over the Pacific island of Chi Chi Jima on September 2, 1944," his team said in a statement.
Jenna Bush Hager gives her grandfather a big hug before his 90th birthday jump! pic.twitter.com/7JwfgiPHRX— karen trosset (@ktro21) June 12, 2014
At 88, the ailing Bush decided he had "one more left in me." So he made this one count, with a red, white, and blue parachute: