It was a hair raising experiencing for Mary Lamy as she floated in the sky. She went sky diving for the first time at 90 years old.
"I don't know what was going through my mind," said Lamy, "It was just experiencing something new that I've never experienced before."
Lamy's no stranger to the skies. She was a pilot during World War II as a WASP, or Woman Air Force Service Pilot.
"There weren't that many women doing that sort of thing then, but because of us going through the program, it was much more considered ok," she said. "Our training included parachute jumping. We wore a parachute every time we went up but we didn't have to use it."
Lamy is a former school teacher and psychologist who lives in Pasadena. She traveled two hours to Skydive Taft just to jump out of a plane. Lamy's Godson gave her two options for her birthday gift: take a hot air balloon ride or go skydiving.
"A hot air balloon didn't sound too exciting," she said. "But the sky diving did sound different and exciting."
"I'm a little nervous but it's more exciting I think," said Michael Loewy, Lamy's godson. "I think she's healthy and strong. She decided she wanted to jump out a plane, she never had a chance to do that before. She's 90, so might as well do it while you can."
Lamy signed several release forms, slipped on a jump suit, and boarded a plane bound for 12,300 feet. She says she got a little jittery but still jumped out the plane.
"She was very calm, she was great, came out of the plane, didn't give me any issues," said Travis O'Neal, Lamy's sky diving instructor. "She just relaxed the whole sky dive, enjoying the view, seemed like she had a great time."
O'Neal has done 2,345 jumps and says Lamy was his oldest student.
"It's just awesome seeing someone who's 90 years old still living life to its fullest," said O'neil.
Lamy said she would do it all over again. "It was exciting! It was something you cant imagine until you've done it."