George H.W. Bush skydives for his 90th birthday

Posted at 12:24 PM, Jun 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-12 12:24:39-04

(CNN) — Former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday will celebrate his 90th birthday by skydiving, according to his spokesman Jim McGrath.

“He loves the adrenaline. He loves the jolt. He loves the thrill,” McGrath told CNN.

Former first lady Barbara Bush was “fully on board,” McGrath added.

“It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump,” the former President tweeted Thursday.

Bush will jump in tandem with the same man he has jumped with several times before. Bush has parachuted seven times – once when he was shot down as a Navy pilot during World War II and the other six voluntary, including jumps to celebrate his 75th, 80th and 85th birthdays.