Sky’s the limit for Brian, 90
Throwing yourself out of a plane at any age is a daunting thought, but Port Kennedy resident Brian Phoebe decided to do so to mark his 90th birthday.
Mr Phoebe turned 90 last Friday, August 23, and the next day he jumped out of a plane at 4600m.
After hearing about a person who had sky dived for the first time for their 88th birthday, he decided he’d like to give it a go.
“I thought I could do the same and try it,” he said.
A father to three children, he is also a grandfather to nine and a great-grandfather to six.
Skydiving over Rockingham Beach, Mr Phoebe was joined on the jump by four of his grandchildren, Paul Martin, Jamie Phoebe, Bonnie-Rae Phoebe and Anna-Lise Phoebe.
With family travelling from across the country to support Mr Phoebe and his grandchildren on the jump, he said it made the experience that more enjoyable.
He said he loved the experience, but had one small problem.
“It really just went too quick,” he said.
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