No skydiving plans for Clinton

Hillary Clinton is ruling at least one thing out: jumping out of a plane.

The former secretary of State nixed the possibility of some sky-high hijinks as she accepted the American Patriot Award from the National Defense University (NDU) Foundation in downtown Washington on Thursday night.

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“I’ve flown in a lot of airplanes,” Clinton said, “I’ve never jumped out of one and I will tell you right now, I have no plans to do so.”

“I cannot follow in President George H.W. Bush’s footsteps and start skydiving,” Clinton, 66, told the crowd of servicemen and women and NDU supporters.

Bush is known to be a big skydiving fan, and completed a jump to celebrate his 85th birthday in 2009.

Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, was honored by the group for her work to strengthen global security. She focused her remarks on the role of women in bringing peace and security to the world.

“If you want to end and prevent conflicts, stop violence, protect civilians, and reach lasting peace agreements,” she said, “we cannot do it without the participation of women.”

Clinton will join Laura Bush and Secretary of State John Kerry at a Friday discussion at Georgetown University on promoting peace and progress among women in Afghanistan.