WATCH: Former President George H. W. Bush celebrates 90th birthday with parachute jump (VIDEO)

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday -- with a flying leap.

He made a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine. The 41st president delivered on a vow he made five years ago, even though he can no longer use his legs.

Bush was strapped to Sergeant 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Golden Knights Army parachute team. It was Knight who also guided Bush to a gentle landing for Bush's 85th birthday.

Elliot says Bush is probably "feeling younger now than ever." Bush tumbled forward as the pair landed. But a spokesman says he's feeling fine. Bush got a post-landing kiss from his wife Barbara and a hug from son George.


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