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93-year-old skydives—again

June 8, 2017
by Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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At 93, Arthur Thomas Angell is taking flight. Literally.

“One thing led to another,” and Angell found himself skydiving from an airplane at 10,000 feet.

Angell went skydiving as part of a program LaSalle Park Retirement Community offers residents, Living Life, to fulfill wishes.

“I was a little reticent as to what I was getting into,” Angell says to InsideHalton.com.

And with a push, he and his tandem master were free falling over Niagara, Canada, for nearly a minute of calm and quiet before his parachute opened. Angell admired the view but quipped he felt better once the parachute opened.

Angell was a Royal Air Force flight engineer on Halifax bombers during World War II. He says he tried skydiving a decade ago out of curiosity. 

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