Bettie Butler recently celebrated her 95th birthday, by jumping out of a plane. With friends and family cheering from below
Most of us would find a Rubik's Cube frustrating at the best times - comfortably seated in a chair, feet on the ground with
At New Zealand's southern most point in the Catlins region, the Arctic winds have started to pick up. As temperatures plummet from the 23 to four degrees, I find myself on a beach, looking out for the rare and endemic Yellow-Eyed penguin.
It was 3am and three hours before my alarm was due to go off. I managed to get back to sleep, but there was no doubt that when the alarm went off the nervous anticipation would return. This was to be no ordinary day.
So you're standing at the open bay door of a plane at 10,000 feet, you jump out and experience the thrill of freefall. Then
Skydiving is much harder than it looks. That is of course if you want to do more than simply bellyflop the air and gawp at