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1974 Press Photo Parachuting Skydiving Parachute Mich - RRX12451

AdID: 1077435

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRX12451

Height: 11

Width: 8

Source: Rogers


Photo measures 11 x 8. Despite plane crash that injured seven skydivers and a pilot, Midwest skydivers continued their Jumps at the Chicago Hammond Airport near Suburban Lansing. (Photo by Gene Pesek)

Parachuting, also known as skydiving, is the action of exiting an aircraft and returning to earth with the aid of a parachute. It may or may not involve a certain amount of free-fall, a time during which the parachute has not been deployed and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity.
The history of skydiving starts with Andre-Jacques Garnerin who made successful parachute jumps from a hot-air balloon in 1797. The military developed parachuting technology as a way to save aircrews from emergencies aboard balloons and aircraft in flight, later as a way of delivering soldiers to the battlefield. Early competitions date back to the 1930s, and it became an international sport in 1952.(Wikipedia)