WWII nurse celebrates 100th birthday with Florida skydive

100-year-old Raymonde Sullivan chose to skydive over Port St. Lucie for her milestone birthday

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Ramonde Sullivan took a giant leap on her 100th birthday.

The England-born centenarian decided she wanted to celebrate her milestone birthday with a skydive over Port St. Lucie, Florida. 

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She was joined by a professional skydive instructor from Skydive Sebastian, a skydive company located in Florida’s Indian River County – which is about 45 miles north of the port city.

Raymode Sullivan chose to skydive for her 100th birthday. A professional instructor from Skydive Sebastian helped her complete that milestone goal over Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Raymode Sullivan chose to skydive for her 100th birthday. A professional instructor from Skydive Sebastian helped her complete that milestone goal over Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Magnifi U / TMX)

Sullivan’s tandem jump was captured on film by the pro skydive team and shows the pair plummeting a significant distance before a parachute was deployed. The Atlantic coast can be seen from the southern Florida drop spot. 

"I’ve done a lot of things in 100 years so I thought I must do it while I can," Sullivan said, according to Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videosflash, a video licensing company.

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She reportedly described the experience as "scary," but she stuck it out after coming up with the birthday celebration two years ago.

Fox Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos Digital reached out to Skydive Sebastian for comment.

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The skydiving company typically completes dives from a jump altitude that’s between 13,500 and 15,000 feet, according to a FAQ webpage. Each free fall reportedly lasts "approximately 60 seconds."

Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videosflash reported that Sullivan is a World War II veteran nurse. She served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, where she treated wounded British soldiers, according to Click Orlando.

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Skydiving is an extreme sport where participants jump from an aircraft and sometimes perform acrobatic maneuvers during free falls before they deploy a parachute for landing.

Skydiving is an extreme sport where participants jump from an aircraft and sometimes perform acrobatic maneuvers during free falls before they deploy a parachute for landing. (iStock)

Skydiving has become a popular centenarian celebration. The thrilling activity has been done by another World War II veteran in 2017, a Seattle resident in 2018 and two California men, who jumped over Santa Barbara in 2014 and the city of Perris in 2015, respectively.