World’s oldest female skydiver dies at 88 after completing 1,139 solo parachute jumps

Dilys Price, the World’s oldest female skydiver is dead. She died at the age of 88 after completing 1,139 solo parachute jumps all over the world.

Retired teacher Dilys Price, from Cardiff, was 80 years old when she became the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest female solo parachute jump in 2013.

Although she was terrified of heights before her first jump, she tried it for a good cause – she then said she couldn’t ‘imagine life without it’.

Dilys Price in action

Using her background in dance, she also founded the charity Touch Trust, which provides creative movement programmes for people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable groups in the community.
As a result of her charity work, Price was awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to people with special needs.
She also received a special recognition award at The Pride of Britain Awards 2017.
In 2018 Ms Price told BBC Wales: “Skydiving is my passion, there you have the ultimate beauty of the sky…you just feel so free.”
Meanwhile, Cardiff Metropolitan University, where Price was an honorary fellow, called her a ‘force for good’.
The University said on Twitter: ‘We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Dilys Price.
‘An Honorary Fellow and true friend to the University, Dilys was a force for good and an inspiration to us all. We send our condolences to the family.’
Tributes have continued to pour in for the inspiring Dilys Price who faced her fears and took on skydiving at over 50 years old.

TV and radio producer and columnist Carolyn Hitt paid tribute on Twitter by saying: “Goodbye Dilys Price, you absolute legend. What an inspiration you were. RIP.”

Motivational speaker Brad Burton said: “Rest in Peace our Dilys. You really did make your difference. You changed the world. You left the world in a better place than you found it.”


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  1. Ebube says:

    may she rest in peace

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