At the age of 103, Edith "Edie" Dowling has become the oldest person to skydive. She jumped out of an airplane at 12,000 feet at the Skydive Orange drop zone in Orange, Virginia on Saturday.

Dowling, who was a member of the U.S. Navy Women's Reserve during World War II, said she was inspired to make the jump by her late husband, who was an avid skydiver.

"I wanted to prove that age is just a number and that life can still be fun, no matter how old you are," said Dowling.

Dowling's jump was organized by Skydive Orange and the Virginia chapter of the Skydiving Association of America (SAA). The SAA provided Dowling with a special harness and parachute that allowed her to safely parachute from the plane.

Dowling's jump was also witnessed and cheered on by her family, friends, and members of the military who gathered to celebrate her accomplishment.

"This is an amazing feat and a great example of how age should never be a limitation," said SAA President Steve Thompson. "Edie has truly inspired us all and we are proud to have her