Ready, set, jump!

Three local women may be retired and, chronologically, members of the senior citizen set, but their young-at-heart spirits have spurred them to take part in myriad adventures, the latest being tandem skydiving.

Last week, Agoura Hills residents Judy Watson and Sylvia Duitz, and their mahjong partner Bobbe Newman from Woodland Hills, jumped from planes and landed in an empty field in rural Somis after a quick flight from Camarillo Airport, fulfilling yet another item on their bucket lists. Read Stephanie Bertholdo’s story here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HAVING A BLAST - Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse, left, and Sylvia Duitz, 80 of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

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HAVING A BLAST – Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse, left, and Sylvia Duitz, 80 of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY TO FALL - Agoura Hills residents Sylvia Duitz, 80, left, and Judy Watson, 75, have their sky diving harness attached by Sky Dive Coastal California instructors Matt Lajeunesse and Henry Boger before their flight from the Camarillo Airport on Sept. 1.

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READY TO FALL – Agoura Hills residents Sylvia Duitz, 80, left, and Judy Watson, 75, have their sky diving harness attached by Sky Dive Coastal California instructors Matt Lajeunesse and Henry Boger before their flight from the Camarillo Airport on Sept. 1.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers GETTING READY - Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Henry Boger, left, secures Judy Watson, 75, of Agoura Hills into her harness as friends take photos before their sky diving session over Camarillo on Sept. 2.

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GETTING READY – Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Henry Boger, left, secures Judy Watson, 75, of Agoura Hills into her harness as friends take photos before their sky diving session over Camarillo on Sept. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LISTEN UP - Bobbe Newman, 75, left, of Woodland Hills, Sylvia Duitz, 80, of Agoura Hills and Judy Watson, 75, Agoura Hills listen to Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse give instructions before their sky diving session over Camarillo on Sept. 2.

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LISTEN UP – Bobbe Newman, 75, left, of Woodland Hills, Sylvia Duitz, 80, of Agoura Hills and Judy Watson, 75, Agoura Hills listen to Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse give instructions before their sky diving session over Camarillo on Sept. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HAVING A BLAST - Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Henry Boger, left, and Judy Watson, 75, of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

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HAVING A BLAST – Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Henry Boger, left, and Judy Watson, 75, of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIRST TIMERS - Sky Dive Coastal California instructors Henry Boger, left, and Matt Lajeunesse share a laugh with Sylvia Duitz, Patti Yasiello and Judy Watson after Duitz and Watson's sky diving session in Somis on Sept 1.

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FIRST TIMERS – Sky Dive Coastal California instructors Henry Boger, left, and Matt Lajeunesse share a laugh with Sylvia Duitz, Patti Yasiello and Judy Watson after Duitz and Watson’s sky diving session in Somis on Sept 1.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers MADE IT BACK TO EARTH - Bobbe Newman, 75, of Woodland Hills throws her arms in the air after successfully sky diving for the first time with Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Dan Martin on Sept. 1 in Somis.

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MADE IT BACK TO EARTH – Bobbe Newman, 75, of Woodland Hills throws her arms in the air after successfully sky diving for the first time with Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Dan Martin on Sept. 1 in Somis.m

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