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Poll: Almost a third of readers would try parachuting among seven extreme sport choices  Magnoliareporter

Many magnoliareporter.com readers want to try parachuting or surfing.

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
Image: Parachute for planetfall  Phys.Org

Testing a candidate design for a subsonic parachute to slow a future mission to Mars inside Canada's National Research Council wind tunnel, in Ottawa.

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].

Parachute's Luxe Linens Are Now Available In Hayes Valley  Haute Living

Parachute, a modern bedding and bath company based in Venice Beach, is the latest web retailer to open its doors in San Francisco.

Haute Living
Local officials' protests don't stop parachute training at home of US Forces Japan  Stripes Okinawa

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 ...

Stripes Okinawa
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
Billy Raffoul Confirms North American Tour Dates with Parachute  Broadway World

Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul confirms North American tour dates this spring supporting Parachute. The extensive run of dates brings Raffoul to New ...

Broadway World
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
Flying Parachute Regiment flags 'a hate crime', says Bloody Sunday relative  Belfast Telegraph

Parachute Regiment flags erected in Co Londonderry ahead of the anniversary of Bloody Sunday have been branded provocative, disrespectful and hurtful to ...

Belfast Telegraph
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 ...

This Drone Parachute Lets You Legally Fly Over Crowds of People  PetaPixel

The Alaska-based company Indemnis has announced that its Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone has been certified as being compliant with a ...

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 ...

Search underway in Albany for parachutists  WFXL FOX 31

Albany police are searching for parachutists along Cordele Road after a call came into dispatch just after 7 p. m. Saturday. According to police, officers have ...

Successful drop: Soldiers test low-cost parachute system  United States Army

Soldiers and Marines partnered to train with and test a low-cost parachute system at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018.

United States Army
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
Parachute Regiment flags reported to police  Derry Journal

The erection of Parachute Regiment flags in Derry has been reported to police.

Derry Journal
How to Dig a Hole With Two Drones and a Parachute  IEEE Spectrum

A small drone equipped with a digging tool gets a lift from a larger drone to travel long distances.

IEEE Spectrum
90-year-old who risked her life during World War II finally gets skydiving wish  CBS News

Homestead, Fla. — Marguerite Miller is getting her highest wish granted at the age of 90. She has wanted to go skydiving since she was a teenager, when she ...

CBS News
PUBG Parachute Mechanics: Everything You Need to Know  DBLTAP

PUBG parachute mechanics: Here's everything you need to know about landing as quickly and accurately as possible after PUBG's parachute changes.

The Aeroplane & The Parachute: David Tepper On Cam Newton's Shoulder  The Riot Report

Tepper is cautiously optimistic about the QB's shoulder, but should he not be ready, the Panthers plan to have a plan B.

The Riot Report
Pot took Parachute from bust to boom, but competition is coming  The Denver Post

After voting down legal pot sales in 2013, Parachute's town council revisited the issue two years later. In fairly short order half a dozen pot shops, including ...

The Denver Post
DJI drones can fly over crowds if they wear this certified parachute  TechCrunch

Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously. Indemnis' drone parachute changes that.

Inside the Parachute Regiment, ‘the last outpost for hard men willing to do bad things to bad people’  Telegraph.co.uk

It has been more than 35 years since network television cameras were last allowed into the clandestine, vaguely cultish world of the Parachute Regiment.

Brooklinen vs Parachute - Are Brooklinen or Parachute Sheets Better  Cosmopolitan.com

A thorough comparison of Brooklinen sheets and Parachute sheets.

Can Women Join the Parachute Regiment? This New ITV Show Makes It Look Pretty Intense  Bustle

A new series coming to ITV1 on Thurs, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. will take an intense look at life in the Parachute Regiment— apparently, the first time a camera's been ...

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.

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.k5343 (Published 18 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5343. Article; Related *content*; Metrics ...

US Army soldiers test low-cost parachute system in Kuwait  Army Technology

The US Army soldiers and US Marine Corps teamed up to test low-cost parachute system in the Udairi Training Grounds drop zone at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Army Technology
DJI drones can fly over crowds, if they pack a parachute  Engadget

Most of the time, commercial and personal drones are not allowed to fly over groups of people. For safety, obviously. Indemnis' drone parachute changes that.

Base jumper falls to his death in Italy after singing Happy Birthday to friend  NEWS.com.au

A British base jumper plunged 182 metres to his death off a mountain moments after he sang Happy Birthday to his friend. According to The Sun, Rob Haggarty, ...

Dover base jump HORROR: Witnesses reveal terror as thrill-seeker's parachute fails to open  Express

A MAN has fallen off from a cliff near Dover after his parachute failed to open, officials said.

Alaskan company tests drone parachute in Rome  Utica Observer Dispatch

ROME — An Alaskan company recently made use of the unmanned aircraft system test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome for its parachute system for ...

Utica Observer Dispatch
DJI drones get tiny parachute safety system to protect crowds  SlashGear

A company called Indemnis has developed a parachute safety system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone, one that helps keep people on the ground safe by slowly ...

Japan, US elite troops hold joint parachute drill  NHK WORLD

Elite troops from Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and the US military have conducted a joint parachute drill to defend remote Japanese islands.

Google Shareholders Sue Over Andy Rubin’s Reported $90 Million Golden Parachute  Gizmodo

A bombshell report by the New York Times in October revealed that Google, like many companies, was willing to bury inconvenient sexual harassment ...

BASE jumper reveals how he cheated death after his parachute failed and sent him plunging 180ft off a cliff  The Sun

BASE jumper Chad Smith told yesterday how he cheated death after botching a leap off the White Cliffs of Dover and plunging 180ft on to rocks. Extraordinary ...

The Sun
WATCH: 1926 world first motorcycle parachute jump goes horribly wrong  Visordown.com

The first of many crazy moto parachute jumps didn't exactly go to plan... - Visordown is the world's fastest growing motorcycle website with all the lat...

Report: Navy SEAL who died in freak parachute accident faced multiple malfunctions  NEWSREP

On May 2017, Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) 1st Class Remington J. Peters plunged to his death during a parachute jump demonstration in New York City. It.

A new study proves parachutes are useless  Big Think

Scientists working at medical schools across the United States discovered that parachutes don't lower the death rate of people jumping out of airplanes.

Big Think
Google Shareholders Sue Over Andy Rubin's Reported $125 Million Golden Parachute  Gizmodo Australia

A bombshell report by The New York Times in October revealed that Google, like many companies, was willing to bury inconvenient sexual harassment ...

Gizmodo Australia
If a study told you using a parachute to jump from an airplane was overrated, would you listen?  FierceHealthcare

Would you jump out of an airplane with only an empty backpack? A new study finds it just as safe as jumping with a parachute. Before you launch yourself ...

Joint Special Forces graduate 13th batch of parachute course  Gulf Times

The Joint Special Forces celebrated on Thursday the graduation of the 13th batch of parachute course. These graduates will form the 14th batch of the ...

Gulf Times
Eastern Standard: New Leadership In KY Higher Ed ~ Parachute Journalism ~ The Health Of Local News  WEKU

The budgets of Kentucky's public universities have been slashed. To compensate, tuitions and fees continue to rise pushing degrees ever further from the.

Tragedy as man dies in freak skydiving accident as parachute 'folds in on itself'  Hull Daily Mail

Darren Glover, 52, was described as being one of the top six skydivers in the world.

Hull Daily Mail
America created nukes small enough to fit in backpacks during Cold War  Daily Mail

The American military developed special atomic demolition munitions - or SADMs - during the Cold War with the aim of using them to destroy key targets should ...

Daily Mail
What a Parachute Study Tells Us About RCTs  Medscape

Does a light-hearted study in the BMJ tell us anything about clinical trials? Prof Mamas Mamas argues that it does.

Sen. John Kennedy: Democrat Border Wall Critic 'Parachuted in From Another Planet'  Fox News Insider

Louisiana Sen. John N. Kennedy said Thursday on "The Story" that a Rhode Island Democrat who slammed the idea of building a wall on the border with Mexico ...

Fox News Insider
Parachute Market Research 2019-2024 : Analysis Of Key Players ,Potential Growth, Share, Demand And Forecast – Daily Updates  Daily Updates

Parachute Market Report analyse current as well as future aspects of the Parachute Industry. The Parachute Market provides Parachute demand, trends and ...

Daily Updates
Eiki Nestor: A mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work if it isn't open  ERR News

President of the Riigikogu, speaker of the house in other words, Eiki Nestor delivered a New Year's message broadcast on ETV on Tuesday evening, speaking ...

ERR News
The Paras: Men of War review: Delves straight into the personal experience of the Parachute Regiment  The Independent

Chekov's rule holds that if you introduce a gun in the first act, it needs to go off by the end of the play. Something similar is true for soldiers. If you're taught to use ...

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

Letter to the editor. Dear Editor,. We have read with great interest the paper of Yeh et al. „Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from ...

Not all Parachutes are Equal: The Parachute Principle and Medical Device Approval  The BMJ

The unique contribution of Yeh et al to the medical literature is insightful, engaging and amusing in equal measure(1). However it is founded on the premise that ...

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
West Brom take out bank loan so they can do January business  expressandstar.com

Albion have taken out a bank overdraft so they can do more business in the January transfer window.

Military Parachute Market is Anticipated to Reach Approximately US$ 958.4 Mn By 2020 – Future Market Insights  GlobeNewswire

Military Parachute Market to Witness High Demand Owing to Increasing Security and Military Deployments Across the Globe.

Skydive Sebastian to host National Parachuting Championships  TCPalm

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

Intelligent Parachute Rescue System for DJI M600  DroneDJ

Intelligent Parachute Rescue System for DJI M600 made in Austria. In the development of the parachute rescue systems of Drone Rescue Systems GmbH, the ...

Business students visit Panama to work on development, export projects  Daily Nebraskan

Twenty-six College of Business students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln explored Panama City and worked on development and export projects for two ...

Daily Nebraskan
Zero adherence to the intervention in the study of "parachute use"  The BMJ

Yeh et al have failed to undertake one of the most important and basic activities in a clinical trial, namely ascertaining how well subjects adhered to the ...

Fruity Chutes Offers First Parachute System For the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom  sUAS News

Introducing the first parachute system for the Mavic 2! Fruity Chutes was so excited when DJI launched the latest edition of the Mavic they got right to work on a ...

sUAS News
Kemp call for daredevils to make charity parachute jump  Kidderminster Shuttle

WYRE Forest daredevils have been challenged to take a perilous parachute plunge in aid of a noble cause.

Kidderminster Shuttle
US parachute lands in industrial area in Japan  NHK WORLD

The US military stationed in Japan says one of its parachutes mistakenly landed near an industrial area during training.

No parachute for her: Stone's wife waited 18 days to learn of his condition after being shot down in North Vietnam - The Alexander City Outlook  The Alexander City Outlook

By RON COLQUITT. Air Force fighter pilots are the brave ones but their wives must be the strong ones, Dell Stone said. Her husband, retired Air Force Col.

The Alexander City Outlook
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
Watch as 8 people crash their parachutes into a Florida swamp  Mashable

Lane Paquin captured terrifying footage of himself and seven friends crash-landing their parachutes in a Florida swamp.

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
Nike goes back to the future again with the Adapt BB: Self-lacing basketball shoes  OregonLive

Nike unveiled their first performance basketball shoes that will use their self-lacing technology. The Adapt sneakers will be worn by Jayson Tatum of the Boston ...

Former paratrooper turning 100 plans parachuting redux  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Retired Army Master Sgt. Polito “Paul” Olivas will become a centenarian Wednesday, and he plans to celebrate the way he's lived his life: with a lot of gusto.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Wingsuit jumper Rob Haggarty 'hit rock face three times'  BBC News

Rob Haggarty lost control immediately after leaping from the top of Castelletto della Busazza.

BBC News
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 ...

Boeing-Lockheed's Vulcan rocket design 'nearly fully mature'  WHBL News

By Eric M. Johnson CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp will conduct the final design review for its ...

Man charged after allegedly parachuting over Darling Harbour  The Sydney Morning Herald

A French BASE jumper has been arrested after he allegedly jumped off a crane in Darling Harbour and parachuted over traffic early Tuesday morning.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations  WKRN News 2

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the ...

WKRN News 2
Parachuting pup could receive first license to skydive without human  KFOR Oklahoma City

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

KFOR Oklahoma City
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 ...

Rapper Jon James McMurray dead in parachuting accident in B.C.  Toronto Star

BC Coroners *Service* spokeswoman Barb McLintock says the victim, whose name has not been released, was part of a team making videos involving aircraft ...

Toronto Star
Nike Air Max 97 Wild West BV6056-200 Release Date  Sneaker Bar Detroit

Nike Sportswear is set to release an upcoming Air Max “Wild West” Pack that consists of the Air Max 95 and Air Max 97 silhouettes. Advertisment ...

Sneaker Bar Detroit
Crew of crashed French fighter jet confirmed dead  CNN

The crew of a French fighter jet that crashed Wednesday have been found dead, the air force has confirmed. A search was launched for Captain Baptiste Chirié ...

Coaches' Pay Likely To Dodge New Tax Unless Congress Acts  Law360

Action by Congress would be needed to subject public universities and their top sports coaches to a new excise tax on top earners at nonprofits after recent ...

WWII veteran, 94, jumps 10,000ft in his first skydive since parachuting into Normandy  Daily Mail

Harry Read was fundraising for The Salvation Army and saw today's jump in Wiltshire as a practice run as he hopes to skydive in Normandy for the 75th ...

Daily Mail
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.

'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 ...

Skydivers caught in dramatic plunge at World Parachuting Championships on the Gold Coast  Courier Mail

TWO international skydivers have survived a dramatic plunge after their parachutes became entangled on the opening day of the World Parachuting ...

Courier Mail
Mystery daredevil is filmed parachuting from the top of a tower block in London in the pitch black  Daily Mail

The adrenaline junkie, whose identity remains unknown, was spotted gliding between blocks of flats before vanishing behind a building in Kennington, south ...

Daily Mail
Tweed paramedic takes the parachuting plunge  Tweed Daily News

Ambo Shane Turner is set to compete at this week's World Parachuting Championships at Runaway Bay.

Tweed Daily News
Parachuting for his 90th birthday... and seven other things you didn't know about George HW Bush  Independent.ie

George HW Bush was largely known for his work in public office, from his time as a Texas congressman and CIA director to his years in the White House as ...

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 ...

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 ...

Woman, 19, dies after parachuting accident  NL Times

A 19-year-old woman from Hilversum passed away after being critically injured in a parachuting accident in Teuge on Saturday, the Nationaal Paracentrum ...

NL Times
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.

Policeman hurt in parachuting accident - Nation  The Star Online

IPOH: A 33-year-old policeman was injured when he fainted in mid-air, lost control of his parachute and fell on the roof of a house in Taiping.

The Star Online
Everett Army veteran to parachute in game ball for Seahawks game Thursday night | KIRO-TV  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
Nike's Self-Lacing Adapt BB Basketball Shoe Is Actually Smart  WIRED

The Adapt BB isn't just an impressive riff on a sci-fi dream—it's a lightweight, NBA-ready kick that's ushering in a new age of smart footwear.

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
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
Man dies in parachuting accident in southern Spain  Euro Weekly News

A 45-YEAR-OLD parachutist has died this morning (Thursday) after an accident on an airfield in the south of Spain. At around 10:15 this morning, emergency.

Euro Weekly News
World Parachuting Championship hits the heavens above the Gold Coast  ABC News

Australians Archie Jamieson and Alana Bertram will be vying with the best skydivers on the planet from this weekend as the World Parachuting Championships ...

ABC 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

parachuting Videos

Skydiving Without Parachute - Antti Pendikainen
Skydiving Without Parachute - Antti Pendikainen
WOW! Navy SEALS' Insane Parachute Jump into Football Stadium! =O
WOW! Navy SEALS' Insane Parachute Jump into Football Stadium! =O
GoPro: Helicopter Skydive
GoPro: Helicopter Skydive
Special Operations Soldiers • Parachute Free-Fall Training
Special Operations Soldiers • Parachute Free-Fall Training
Skydiving over the Bahamas - Best jumps of 2018
Skydiving over the Bahamas - Best jumps of 2018
Tom Cruise Forces James Corden to Skydive
Tom Cruise Forces James Corden to Skydive
Turbolenza: We are not crazy... WE ARE AMAZING!
Turbolenza: We are not crazy... WE ARE AMAZING!
Heaven Sent: Skydiver Luke Aikins jumps 25000 feet without parachute
Heaven Sent: Skydiver Luke Aikins jumps 25000 feet without parachute
Army Rangers Airborne Assault Parachuting
Army Rangers Airborne Assault Parachuting
RAW: Dogs go through parachute training for Colombia military
RAW: Dogs go through parachute training for Colombia military

parachuting Images

UK Parachuting Vouchers - UK Parachuting
UK Parachuting Vouchers - UK Parachuting
Parachuting from a Balloon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Parachuting from a Balloon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Katy Perry - World Parachuting Championships -11 - GotCeleb
Katy Perry - World Parachuting Championships -11 - GotCeleb
File:USMC parachutist Afghanistan 081208-M-0000J-002a.jpg ...
File:USMC parachutist Afghanistan 081208-M-0000J-002a.jpg ...
Paraglider Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures
Paraglider Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures
Aria Mehr's most recent Flickr photos | Picssr
Aria Mehr's most recent Flickr photos | Picssr
Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Ren show off round-the-world ...
Jay Alvarrez and Alexis Ren show off round-the-world ...
Rider on the Storm • Damn Interesting
Rider on the Storm • Damn Interesting
FALL IN VERMONT( My Tandem Skydive )
FALL IN VERMONT( My Tandem Skydive )
Teddy bear parachuting
Teddy bear parachuting

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parachuting Wiki

Parachuting, or skydiving, 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 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.