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    Steve Simonds and instructor Owen Peters look to a video camera during their tandem skydive in Pittsfield. Simonds is 91 and it was his first time skydiving.

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    Simonds, of South Portland, watches as other skydivers float to the ground before taking his turn at Vacationland Skydiving in Pittsfield.

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    Simonds served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Caiman submarine during World War II. He served from 1943 until 1946.

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    Jane Laplante takes a horizontal break with her dad as he visualizes a successful jump before skydiving for the first time.

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    Patty Langkopf, of North Yarmouth, a friend of Simonds, helps Simonds as he puts on a jumpsuit before skydiving for the first time at age 91.

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    Simonds, a former state legislator who represented Cape Elizabeth, often flew himself to remote areas of Maine when he was serving on the education committee.

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    Simonds flashes a big smile from the plane while instructor Owen Peters climbs in as they head up for Simond’s dive. Jill Brady/Staff Photographer

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    Steve and Peters float to the ground as Simonds skydives for the first time at age 91.

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    Steve and Judith Simonds enjoy a special dinner in the early days of their marriage. They were together for 57 years, until her death in 2010.

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    Simonds’ granddaughters, Aimee Laplante, 19, and Renee Laplante, 25, and daughter Jane Laplante join Simonds’ friend Patty Langkopf, of North Yarmouth, as they watch Simonds approach the ground in Pittsfield as he skydives for the first time at age 91.

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    Simonds gives the thumbs up while sharing a ride with Amy Collinsworth, Brad Fisher and Owen Peters of Vacationland Skydiving following Simonds’ first-ever skydive at age 91.

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    Simonds is greeted by his daughter Jane Laplante while dive instructor Owen Peters carries the gear following Simonds’ dive at Vacationland Skydiving.

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