104-year-old grandma, oldest person to paraglide, aims for Guinness World Records again (Video)

By on Apr 30, 2012 in Amazing, Europe, Lifestyle Comments

Peggy McAlpine, the 104-year-old grandma who previously held the Guinness World Records title for the oldest person to paraglide, aims to take back her record, as shown in the video below.

104-year-old grandma Peggy McAlpine,
paragliding with Highline Air Tours staff

Image Credit: korudag/YouTube

According to Sunday Express on Sunday, April 29, 2012, extreme sports enthusiast Peggy McAlpine, who was declared by Guinness World Records 5 years ago as the oldest person to paraglide, went on paragliding again two weeks ago.

As noted in the report, Ms. McAlpine, who has 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren successfully jumped from a 2,400ft peak in northern Cyprus, where she currently lives, as accompanied by pilot Ozgur Gokasan, who was also her pilot the last time.

“I enjoyed every minute of it. It was better than the last time. I would certainly like to do it again – especially if anyone takes my record.” McAlpine was quoted at Express.co.uk, referring to 101-year-old Mary Allen Hardison from Utah, who broke her record back in September.

McAlpine, who will turn 105 this October, reportedly told her 75-year old daughter Elizabeth Forsyth she will be glad to re-claim her record again and wants to jump again in six months time; but her family noted they will not allow her again.

“She said after the first world record that she’d do it again in five years time. If that American lady hadn’t beaten her record maybe we could have kept her on the ground but that was not to be.” Forsyth was quoted in the report.

Peggy McAlpine, 104, oldest person to paraglide, aiming for Guinness World Record again
Video Credit: korudag/YouTube

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