How Bush (90) got the drop on old age
FORMER US president George Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in Maine.
The 41st president jumped out of a helicopter while harnessed to a retired member of the army's parachute team.
Mr Bush, who can no longer use his legs, could be seen floating to the ground using a red, white and blue parachute.
A spokesman said he landed safely and softly, out of the sight of reporters. "You could tell he was exhilarated," said Diana Untermeyer, a family friend.