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History of the Parachute

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Parachute Trivia - Jumping From An Airplane, First Freefall
1920 Parachute Design

1920 Parachute Design

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Two parachutters claim to be the first person to jump from an airplane, both Grant Morton and Captain Albert Berry parachuted from an airplane in 1911.

In 1914, Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick made the first freefall jump.

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