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3 US soldiers were injured in a night training exercise, reportedly while practising a 'low open' parachute jump  Business Insider

According to NBC6, they were training for a HALO jump, a high-risk exercise that involves opening the chute shortly before hitting the ground.

Business Insider
Horrific moment parachutist is killed after crashing into cable car  Daily Mail

The horrific accident, which took place in Northern Turkey, occurred when the wind changed suddenly driving the parachute instructor attached to a first-time ...

Daily Mail
Brooklinen and Parachute have a new competitor in the bedsheet wars  Fast Company

A new brand wants to get into bed with you. It's called 10 Grove, a direct-to-consumer brand that sells luxury bedsheets that are just as high in quality as heritage ...

Fast Company
Exclusive: Renault to scrap Ghosn's 30 million euro golden parachute - sources  Reuters

The board of Renault was poised to cancel as much as 30 million euros ($34 million) in deferred pay and severance to its ousted boss Carlos Ghosn, as ...

Pre-dawn parachute operation hurts three at Homestead base, reports say  Sun Sentinel

A pre-dawn parachute exercise at Homestead Air Reserve base in southwest Miami-Dade left three people hurt, according to news accounts. Details about what ...

Sun Sentinel
3 Injured In Parachute Accident Over Homestead Air Reserve Base  CBS Miami

Three US Army Golden Knights were hurt in an overnight training exercise at the Homestead Air Reserve Base. Next Video. Nailed It! More Latest Videos.

CBS Miami
Video: Parachute instructor fatally plummets to the ground in Turkey  Daily Mail

Two parachutists plummet to the ground after being left dangling from a cable carrying gondolas in Altinordu, Turkey. The parachute instructor, Huseyin Ilhan, ...

Daily Mail
After Years Of Testing, Parachute Unveils A Mattress As Luxe As Its Linens  Forbes

Okay, people in need of rest (and who here isn't?): It looks like Parachute is officially your one-stop-shop brand for the dreamiest of sleeps. Starting today, the ...

Instructor dead, Chinese tourist injured afte...  Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tragedy struck on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday early this morning when a tandem skydiving instructor was killed and his ...

Taiwan News
Parachutists to fill skies over Normandy on 75th anniversary of D-day  The Guardian

The skies over the UK and Normandy will be filled with wartime Dakota aircraft as hundreds of parachutists take part in a mass airdrop to mark the 75th ...

The Guardian
Two unidentified persons, who landed on parachute in Navi Mumbai, were a foreign couple: Probe report  India Today

Two unidentified persons reportedly landed on a parachute in neighbouring Navi Mumbai's Ghansoli area, prompting a probe by various agencies. Investigation ...

India Today
Inside the Gates: 4/25 parachute drops begin with riggers' rigors  KTVA

Riggers and parachute inspectors don't have flashy jobs, but are the first line of readiness for any airborne operation by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson ...

The town at the centre of the world  theindependentbd.com

Around 30 years ago, Jacques-André Istel turned to his wife, Felicia Lee, and said, “We're going to sit in the desert and think of something to do.” In 1971, at ...

Parachute Is Hiring Store Managers In Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago  Fashionista

Parachute is seeking positive, hardworking, customer-facing Store Managers for our three new locations in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago.

Champions League VAR should be used like 'parachute' - ref boss  ESPN

The VAR system should be used sparingly, as a "parachute" for the referee, when it is introduced into the Champions League for the first time next week, ...

Daring parachutists star in Independence celebrations  The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The highlight of the Independence Day celebrations at Galle Face Green on Monday, a parachute “base jump” from a skyscraper, drew cheers from the ...

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Parachute Unveils Made-to-Order Mattresses  Architectural Digest

You've heard it before: The average person spends 1/3 of their lifetime sleeping. That's a lot of quality time with your mattress. That's longer than most ...

Architectural Digest
Parachute Just Released A Brand New Eco-Friendly Mattress  HouseBeautiful.com

Parachute has long been known for bringing comfort into the home through incredible bedding and bath options. After years of working to perfect a mattress to ...

Parachute introduces 1st mattress  Retail Dive

Parachute, a direct-to-consumer company known for its bedding and towels, introduced its first mattress on Jan. 17, ranging in price from $1,299 to $2,199.

Retail Dive
DR Congo defends 'golden parachute' decree  BBC News

The government of Democratic Republic of Congo has defended the decrees that grant ministers lifetime salaries and other benefits. In a statement released on ...

BBC News
Four reasons it’ll be hard to offer Maduro a golden parachute (and one reason to try anyway)  The Washington Post

Citizens may feel cheated if Maduro skirts justice and accountability. Yet coaxing him out of office would certainly be less costly than a military intervention.

The Washington Post
Suspicious parachute spotted in Ghansoli; residents worried about 'foreigner woman'  Mumbai Mirror

(This story was first published in Maharashtra Times) Navi Mumbai: A suspicious and unidentified parachute was spotted in a residential area in Navi Mumbai 's ...

Mumbai Mirror
FPV drone flies in between parachute strings of BASE jumper [video]  DroneDJ

This video of an FPV drone flying in between the parachute strings of a BASE jumper qualifies as some of the craziest FPV drone footage, we have seen.

African scientists are sidelined by parachute research teams  Quartz

There's growing condemnation of “parachute research” among the global scientific community. This refers to the practice of scientists and research groups from ...

Parachute's Classic Robe: The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift  Men's Journal

No matter what stage your relationship is in, Parachute's Classic Robe makes the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your partner.

Men's Journal
Parachute Fabric Market Industry Trends And Impacting Factor's Applications To | 2026  Honest Version

Parachute fabric is a fabric used in the manufacture of a parachute. Parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through atmosphere by creating ...

Honest Version
Former CBS Chief Moonves Launches Bid to Recover $120 Million Golden Parachute  TheStreet.com

Ex CBS chief Leslie Moonves is hoping to win back his $120 million exit package in arbitration with his former employer, CBS Corp....CBS.

Local officials' protests don't stop parachute training at home of US Forces Japan  Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Parachute training at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo carried on this week despite objections from local ...

Stars and Stripes
Man airlifted to hospital after parachute fails in Queensland  Stuff.co.nz

A skydiver in Australia was airlifted with suspected spinal injuries after his parachute canopy reportedly failed and he crash landed in Queensland.

Developing a flight strategy to land heavier vehicles on Mars  Science Daily

The heaviest vehicle to successfully land on Mars is the Curiosity Rover at 1 metric ton, about 2200 pounds. Sending more ambitious robotic missions to the ...

Science Daily
Why Muhammad Ali Never Got on a Plane Without His Own Parachute  Travel+Leisure

The famous fighter had an extreme fear of flying — and now there's an airport named in his honor.

This Army wife's wedding dress is made of the parachute that saved her husband  We Are The Mighty

During World War II, Maj. Claude Hensinger had to bail from his B-29 bomber. When he jumped out of his plane, he was packing a parachute that turned out to ...

We Are The Mighty
New Idea to Land Heavy Payloads on Mars: Dive, Then Turn Nose Up  Futurism

Resarchers suggest that we will need larger rockets to land heavy payloads on the surface of Mars rather than bigger parachutes.

George H.W. Bush’s Role in WWII Was Among the Most Dangerous  History

About 100000 U.S. airmen died in World War II, representing nearly one-quarter of total U.S. fatalities.

Fire captain, parachute instructor finds his home at Air Force Academy  U.S. Air Force Academy

Tyler Moran is exactly where he wants to be: serving as an enlisted parachute instructor and fire captain at the Air Force Academy., News stories from the United ...

U.S. Air Force Academy
Base-jump airman's parachute 'opened late' in Swiss death crash  BBC News

Adam Roots was attempting a 530m base-jump when his parachute failed to open in time.

BBC News
Panic grips as foreign couple lands in Navi-Mumbai using parachute  NewsBytes

Two unidentified people landed in Navi Mumbai using a parachute last week. Following this, a probe was initiated by the Anti-Terror cell of the local police, ...

Parachuting pup could receive first license to skydive without a human  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — It's a skydiving partnership unlike any other. Desoto County Sheriff's Deputy and skydiving instructor Alex Coker has a ...

KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
Skydive Sebastian to host National Parachuting Championships  TCPalm

Skydive Sebastian was chosen to host this year's event.

Russian paratroopers plan to increase number of parachute jumps | January 2019 Global Defense Security  Army Recognition

Russian paratroopers are planning to make over 25,000 parachute jumps of various degree of complexity in February 2019, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Army Recognition
Tucson native wins gold at collegiate parachuting championships  Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A West Point cadet originally from Tucson won a gold medal for accuracy at a national competition of collegiate skydivers ...

Tucson News Now
CubeSat deployed from space station to test sample return technology  Spaceflight Now

One of five CubeSats deployed from the International Space Station last month is testing a steerable drag brake that could find use in future smallsats to return ...

Spaceflight Now
Emiliano Sala: Who owned the plane the Cardiff player died in?  BBC News

The obscure world of plane ownership is under the spotlight following the death of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala. While the wreckage of the aircraft rests at ...

BBC News
'PUBG' Is Overhauling the Parachute System  Comicbook.com

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' parachute system is one of the game's most important mechanics since it decides where and how quickly a player drops into ...

Skydiver killed after parachute fails to deploy, 5th death in 3 years at California parachute center: report  Fox News

A veteran skydiver, who was identified as Nena Lowry, 62, died after her parachute failed to deploy at the Lodi Parachute Center making her the fifth person in 3 ...

Fox News
Eloy skydive team Airspeed wins silver medal in 2018 World Parachuting Championships  ABC15 Arizona

A local skydiving team brought back silver medals from the 2018 World Parachuting Championships last week. Arizona Airspeed, the group out of Eloy, ...

ABC15 Arizona
Shrewsbury paratrooper war hero and St Chad's attendant dies at 96  shropshirestar.com

A Shrewsbury war veteran who was part of an elite group of paratroopers who spearheaded the airborne invasion of southern France in August 1944 has died at ...

USPA National Parachuting Championship at Skydive Sebastian  TCPalm

The United States Parachuting Association's National Parachuting Championships practice at Skydive Sebastian, 400 Airport Drive West, at the Sebastian ...

Man lands safely after parachuting off crane in East Village  KUSI

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a base jumper. And he's busted. People living in downtown high rises got a real eye full overnight when a parachute went flying by ...

Parachuting Pup Could Receive First License To Skydive Without Human  KFSM 5Newsonline

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. (WREG) — It's a skydiving partnership unlike any other. Desoto County Sheriff's Deputy and skydiving instructor Alex Coker has a ...

KFSM 5Newsonline
We love this cheesy Valentine's Day message from the Armed Forces  Metro.co.uk

The video was created to acknowledge the 11000 members of Armed Forces who won't be home with their loved ones tomorrow.

PUBG: New Parachute System Guide  FOX Sports Asia

The release of the new Vikendi map for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) also brought with it a complete overhaul of the game's parachute system.

FOX Sports Asia
Kathy Sheridan: MEPs' unvouched €55,000 expenses symbolise system of entitlement  Irish Times

Easy to see why MEPs keen to get noses in Brussels trough.

Irish Times
'We're going to go for it' - Find out why Buckley beauty salon trio are taking on tandem skydive  LeaderLive

Three members of staff at a Buckley beauty salon are taking on a tandem skydive to raise funds for a children's hospice.

Christmas stunt shows man jumping, parachuting from Toronto condo  CTV News

A Christmas Day stunt where a man is seen in a viral video jumping off an unfinished condo building in the city's Humber Bay Shores neighbourhood is being ...

CTV News
Oktoberfest, Pirate Fest, National Parachuting Championships, Museum Day top this weekend  TCPalm

Oktoberfest is coming to the Treasure Coast. Three different German-themed events top the best things to do this weekend, but there's still a long list of other ...

Everett Army veteran to parachute in game ball for Seahawks game Thursday night  KIRO Seattle

Cascade High School graduate Andrew Honigbaum's parachuting career has taken him all over the world. He's served the country parachuting with the U.S. ...

KIRO Seattle
Skydiver dies in California after parachute fails to open  NBCNews.com

A skydiver in Lodi, California, died after her parachute failed to deploy properly during a jump on Sunday. Bill Dause, owner of Skydive Lodi-the Parachute ...

PUBG Vikendi patch hits PC live servers: new map, snowmobile, weapon, and parachuting overhaul  VG247

Vikendi, the new 6×6km map, is now available to all PUBG players on PC, but there's quite a bit more to the update than just a snowy new map.

Nervous chicken in Malaysia parachuted out of small plane in a cruel stunt as its human handlers  Daily Mail

A chicken strapped into a parachute was the object of a cruel stunt carried out by tech enthusiasts in Malaysia when they launched it out of a remote-controlled ...

Daily Mail
American College Of Physicians Issues Ethical Guidelines For Volunteer Docs In Poor Countries : Goats and Soda  NPR

There can be unintended consequences when doctors and med students volunteer to improve local health care. A new position paper offers up ethical ...

HISTORICAL MOMENTS & MUSINGS (Facts & Fables From The Buena Vista County Historical Society & Museum) "The great Iowa balloon races"  Pilot Tribune

Storm Lake has enjoyed (and does enjoy) numerous annual celebratory events (The Star Spangled Spectacular; Wood, Wine and Blues; Labor Day in the Park; ...

Pilot Tribune
After a brief respite, special operations parachute deaths are up this year  Military Times

Following a record number of special operations airborne-related deaths in 2015, the military services saw a sharp drop from five down to one in both 2016 and ...

Military Times
Is A Backpack As Good As A Parachute When Jumping Out Of A Plane? : Shots - Health News  NPR

Research published in a major medical journal concludes that a parachute is no more effective than an empty backpack at protecting you from harm if you have ...

PUBG Parachute Changes: Everything You Need to Know  DBLTAP

PUBG Parachute changes entered the PUBG PTS on Monday, as ​the PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS parachute system was overhauled.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Base jumper falls 300 feet to his death after parachute fails to open  Fox News

This is the sickening moment a thrill-seeker loses his life after his parachute fails to open in time and he crashes to the ground.

Fox News
You've Got the Job, Now Here's Your Parachute  Air & Space Magazine

In 1942, Jacqueline Nearne was invited to interview at the War Office in London for what she hoped would be a translator job. Although the 26-year-old was born ...

Air & Space Magazine
Will the Real Parachuting Hijacker Please Stand Up?  OZY

D.B. Cooper leaped from the Boeing 727 he had hijacked on Nov. 24, 1971, with a military parachute and $200,000 in ransom money strapped to his body.

The woman whose husband tried to kill her in a parachuting 'accident' has spoken out  Cosmopolitan.com

Victoria Cilliers' husband, Sergeant Emile Cilliers, tried to murder his wife twice in apparent "accidents".​

ILAFFT: What to do when a glider winch cable refuses to release | Aviation safety information & reports  Pilot Magazine

Sometimes the seemingly impossible happens in aviation... and you just have to deal with it | By Anon.

Pilot Magazine
Photos: PHOTOS: Wilmington cadets parachute to gold  StarNewsOnline.com

Port City natives Jeremy Stanley and Michael Colella, cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, won first at a national collegiate parachuting competition. [1/7].

We jumped from planes without parachutes (and lived to tell the tale) - The BMJ  The BMJ

For the last year we've posed this question, mid-flight, to dozens of unsuspecting travellers seated on commercial aeroplanes. Why would we set out to ask such ...

Touchdown: US Army's Golden Knights parachute down to NIU's homecoming game  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

DeKALB – Strapped into a fabric seat waiting for the go-ahead to jump out of an airplane thousands of feet in the air isn't how most people spend their Saturday ...

DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Base jumper Dominik Loyen dies jumping off 330ft cliff after parachute fails to open in Portugal  The Independent

A celebrated German base jumper has died after his parachute failed to open during a jump from a cliff in Portugal. Dominik Loyen, who was known to post ...

The Independent
The Shocking Inside Story of Britain's Parachute Murder Plot  The Daily Beast

A British Army instructor was found guilty of sabotaging his wife's parachute in an attempt to collect on her life insurance. Incredibly, she survived the 4000-foot ...

The Daily Beast
Mars 2020's parachute is go for launch  Astronomy Magazine

When the Mars 2020 rover arrives at the Red Planet, it will need a working parachute. Now, NASA has confirmed that the parachute designed to carry the rover ...

Astronomy Magazine
Ringwood man talks of main parachute failing on jump  BBC News

Rob Forrester-Addie, 79, was on a tandem jump when his instructor had to deploy the reserve chute.

BBC News
Drone racing and parachuting canopy piloting at The World Games 2021  World Air Sports Federation

The World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, will include two FAI air sports, it was announced on Sunday. Drone racing and canopy piloting – a ...

World Air Sports Federation
The parachute that brings the B-52 to a stop  KTBS

A pilot, co-pilot and a navigator, doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of what it takes to fly a B-52. Other crews also put in a lot of hard.

Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial  The BMJ

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5094 (Published 13 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5094 ...

Meet the elite firefighters who parachute directly into wildfires  CNBC

Phil Lind is part of an elite team of wild-land firefighters known as "smoke jumpers" – brave men and women who skydive from death-defying heights into remote, ...

Tree parachuting accident left teen paralyzed, six weeks later he walks out of hospital  FOX 59 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- A 14-year-old is miraculously walking again, after a tree parachuting accident last fall left him paralyzed. Back in October, Alex Kingsbury ...

FOX 59 Indianapolis
The Corps is moving forward with a new parachute. This is why.  Marine Corps Times

The Corps' multimission parachute system, or MMPS, has been in *service* for over a decade. But now the Corps says it's inadequate to meet the requirements of ...

Marine Corps Times
Parachutist who survived fall when husband cut her chute jumps again wearing 'lucky shoes'  The Telegraph

A mother of two, who survived a 4000ft fall after her husband deliberately tampered with her parachute, has taken to the skies once again wearing the same ...

The Telegraph
Parachute Founder Reflects On Her Momentous Year While Looking To The Brand's Future  Forbes

Parachute founder, Ariel Kaye reflects on her momentous year and shares where the beloved home essential brand is headed.

Serious Problems With RCTs And EBTs Exposed By The Satirical 'Parachute Study'  Forbes

Randomized control trials (RCTs) are all the rage, at least among those with a vested interest in clinical research. They're considered to be gold standard ...

Skydivers don't need parachutes, scientists don't actually find  Journalist's Resource

Be wary of parachute journalism. And also parachute research. A new study in the British Medical Journal serves as an example for all journalists who swoop in ...

Journalist's Resource
Ukrainian boy killed when homemade parachute fails to open  Daily Mail

Horrifying footage shows Bogdan Firsov falling from the 14-storey building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Makiivka.

Daily Mail
Parachutists land on field before NLCS Game 4  MLB.com

The postseason brings with it the opportunity for big-time pregame festivities, and Game 4 of the NLCS between the Brewers and Dodgers on Tuesday night had ...

Illinois skydiver injured after parachute becomes tangled in power lines in Longmont  The Denver Channel

An experienced skydiver's parachute became tangled in power lines Thursday morning in Longmont.

The Denver Channel
Need a local reporter in [state] with [expertise]? This directory wants to blow away parachute journalism  Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Shoeleather, launched this week by freelance journalist, Kentucky native, and New Orleans resident Sarah Baird, currently lists around 330 freelance journalists.

Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
Marine permanently disabled following Arizona parachute course incident  Marine Corps Times

A Marine corporal has been disabled permanently following a parachute training incident on Nov. 6 while attending a jump course in Coolidge, Arizona, ...

Marine Corps Times
A Parachute Patent Caused an Inventor's Descendants to Fall Out 100 Years On  OZY

When he jumped from the 15th floor of a Washington, D.C., building, Štefan Banič was not dressed as Batman — in fact, he predated the superhero by a quarter ...

Packers game against Falcons includes flyover and parachute jump  WDJT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday's Packers-Falcons game, which will recognize participants in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Back-to-Back Midair Malfunctions Caused Navy SEAL Parachutist's Death: Investigation  Military.com

Navy SEAL Remington J. Peters had completed more than 600 jumps with the Navy's elite Leap Frogs parachute team.

'He has the traits of a psychopath': the inside story of the parachute murder plot  The Guardian

When experienced skydiver Victoria Cilliers' parachute failed, it looked like an accident. But one man's suspicions unravelled her husband Emile's web of lies.

The Guardian
Army Delta Force sergeant major dies during free-fall parachute training  ArmyTimes.com

A highly decorated special operations soldier has died from wounds received during military free-fall training, U.S. Army Special Operations Command ...

PUBG Parachute Mechanics: Everything You Need to Know  DBLTAP

​PUBG's parachute mechanics underwent a major overhaul in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch 24. Here's everything you need to know about ...


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Skydiving Without Parachute - Antti Pendikainen
Skydiving Without Parachute - Antti Pendikainen
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WOW! Navy SEALS' Insane Parachute Jump into Football Stadium! =O
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Skydiving over the Bahamas - Best jumps of 2018
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Heaven Sent: Skydiver Luke Aikins jumps 25000 feet without parachute
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Malfunction (parachuting) - Wikipedia
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Girl Passes Out While Skydiving - YouTube
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Urban Flight - Wingsuit Flying Downtown - YouTube
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Naughty Elf on the Shelf | Bella, My BFF
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Treejumping - Wikipedia
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Epic Sky Diving Fail! Skydive Parachute! - YouTube
Airborne Delivery - Battlestar Orion
Airborne Delivery - Battlestar Orion
Tandem skydiving - Wikipedia
Tandem skydiving - Wikipedia

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parachuting Wiki

Parachuting, is a method of transiting from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity, involving the control of speed during the descent with the use of a parachute or parachutes. It may involve more or less free-falling (the skydiving segment) which is a period when the parachute has not yet been deployed and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity.The first parachute jump in history was made by André-Jacques Garnerin, the inventor of the parachute, on 22 October 1797. Garnerin tested his contraption by leaping from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet (980 m) above Paris. Garnerin's parachute bore little resemblance to today's parachutes, however, as it was not packed into any sort of container and did not feature a ripcord. The first intentional freefall jump with a ripcord-operated deployment was not made until over a century later by Leslie Irvin in 1919. While Georgia Broadwick made an earlier freefall in 1914 when her static line became entangled with her jump aircraft's tail assembly, her freefall descent was not planned. Broadwick cut her static line and deployed her parachute manually, only as a means of freeing herself from the aircraft to which she had become entangled.The military developed parachuting technology as a way to save aircrews from emergencies aboard balloons and aircraft in flight, and 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.