Pensioner dives out of plane to raise thousands for charity.

To raise money for Bucks charity, 71-year-old, Chris Jordan sky-dived from almost 14,000 feet.

So far the retired scientist has raised over £3000 for patients at South Bucks Hospice based at Butterfly House in High Wycombe.

He joined the Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team to jump from an altitude of around 2.6 miles.

Chris is now a parish councillor for his home village of Iver and has volunteered at Butterfly House for over 5 years.

He said: “It was exciting rather than scary. The sheer experience of the wind rushing as you fall at 100 mph is fantastic.

“It was 45 seconds before they released the chute. Two wingmen with smoke pouring from canisters on their feet came up behind me and grabbed hold of my arms as part of the display.”

The dive had previously been cancelled four times over the last year due to poor weather and finally took place at Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury on August 27.

Chris added: “It is certainly the most dramatic thing I have done – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“Meanwhile, people have been extraordinarily generous in supporting me with sponsorship. The hospice relies almost entirely on fundraising to support it, so I am delighted to be able to help in a small way.”