Published: Jul 18, 2010 11:52 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 18, 2010 5:08 PM EDT

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman takes her 90th birthday celebration to new heights... by skydiving for the 1st time.

Bonnie Townsend was born July 21, 1920. And now, 90 years later, she's decided to jump out of a perfectly good air plane.

"It was amazing... now i know i want to go to heaven" said Townsend.

Bonnie jumped from 10,000 feet in the air, while her familiy watched on.

"It takes a lot of guts and for her to do it its just incredible," said her son, Rick Townsend.

The senior citizen said while falling she just "let herself fly, like a bird."

When asked if she'd skydive again, Bonnie claimed she was done... but might try water skiing for her 91st birthday.