Bucket List Item Checked: Veterans, Friends Skydive in Vt.

By Staci DaSilva | sdasilva@nexstar.tv

Published 08/27 2016 08:15PM

Updated 08/27 2016 08:20PM

A group of veterans and friends crossed something very memorable off their bucket list Saturday: skydiving.

Four men, all in their 60’s, headed to the Franklin County State Airport in Highgate for a jump they will never forget.

The jump involved a 45 second freefall before the parachute deployed.

One of the veterans says skydiving is something he’s always wanted to do.

"We decided, well, why don't we? So actually, Mark, one of the other jumpers, made all these arrangements,  and we asked Brian and Jeff, our other partner, and they agreed to go,” said George Gifford, who served in the United States Air Force from 1965-1969.

One of the other men who jumped, Brian, said he had never been on a plane before, so it was a scary but exciting experience.

One of  the skydivers says he may get his wife in on the action next time.

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