Skydiver, 91, Earns Silver Wings

The sky is the limit for 91-year-old Aileen Fritsch.

On Saturday, July 2, she jumped out of a plane for the fifth time in a year, earning the Silver Wings award in skydiving.

"I like it. It is an adrenaline high," Fritsch told The Early Show co-anchor Rene Syler, "I don't smoke pot or anything. But I think I've got a zing of some kind out of it."

The first time she took the plunge was last year for her 90th birthday. After seeing former President Bush do it

, she knew she could do it, too.

Fritsch appeared in on The Early Show last June when she first jumped for her birthday. And Wednesday morning, she visited the show again, wearing her wings.

All five of Fritsch's jumps have been tandem from 13,000 feet, freefalling through the air for over 60 seconds with instructor Kerry McCauley at Sky Dive Twin Cities.

Fritsch pointed out, "Right after you leave the plane, the parachute doesn't open. You have a drop deal that goes in there. And in that space, you're going about 120, 130 miles an hour. But you're weightless. So you can turn, you can twist. You can do somersaults. You can dance."

McCauley has said he is amazed at Fritsch's determination and noted she is the calmest passenger he's ever had - dancing in the sky on the way down.

"He's the best looking and the nicest," Fritsch said about McCauley. "And another thing. He just knows exactly what to do. And we are just the right size for each other. We can do all these twists and everything because I'm not a great big body. I just go, and go, and go."

What was special about her last jump was that she got her daughter to jump as well.