This is something which fascinates me but I never found the courage (and probably never will) to do… Thomas Hodgson, a former soldier, wanted to celebrate his 100th birthday; so together with the paratroopers of the Skydive Nortwest in the United Kingdom he launched himself while the public of special occasions was waiting for him on the ground. Born on June 30th, 1919, in the year when World War I ended, Mr. Hodgson worked in the army in the Bren Gun aircraft carrier.