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Edith Clark

Edith Georgette Clark was a French aviator and parachutist. Clark was born in Cuffy, in the Cher region of France, on 15 June 1904. She worked as a typist and became interested in aviation, however she could not afford the expenses of flying lessons on her salary. Instead, she started parachuting and earned money testing different types of military parachutes. She also aimed to set a record for jumping from the lowest permitted altitude, and performed stunts such as jumping from the top of a 20-metre fire engine ladder in Bucharest, and from the roof of the Cirque dHiver in Paris. In 1926, ...

Robert Cocking

Robert Cocking was a professional watercolour artist with keen amateur interest in science. He had seen Andre-Jacques Garnerin make the first parachute jump in England in 1802 the first modern parachute jump had been carried out in 1785 by Jean-Pierre Blanchard and been inspired to develop an improved design after reading Sir George Cayleys paper On Aerial Navigation. Cayleys paper, published in 1809–1810, discussed Garnerins jump at some length. Garnerin had used an umbrella-shaped parachute which had swayed excessively from side-to-side during the descent; Cayley theorised that a cone-sh ...

Edith Maud Cook

Edith Maud Cook, was an early British parachutist, balloonist, and aviator, recognized as Britains first female pilot. She was also known as Viola Spencer-Kavanagh, Viola Spencer, Viola Kavanagh, and perhaps as Viola Fleet and Elsa Spencer.

Patrick de Gayardon

Patrick de Gayardon was a French skydiver, skysurfer and a BASE jumper. De Gayardon was famous for pushing the boundaries of skydiving. He was one of the first people to develop the unique style of skysurfing, in which skydivers use a snowboard to make aerobatic maneuvers. He also made many famous stunts with his development of a ram-air wingsuit, starting modern-day wingsuiting. In 1998 Patrick fell to his death in Hawaii during a skydive with Adrian Nicholas using the wingsuit while testing a modification to his parachute container; his death is attributed to a rigging error he made whil ...

Ueli Gegenschatz

Ueli Gegenschatz was a Swiss BASE jumper, paraglider and skydiver who held several world records. Ueli Gegenschatz was known for his expert paragliding, skydiving and BASE jumping and Wingsuit flying. A member of the Swiss national paragliding team for four years, Gegenschatz co-founded the Red Bull acro team in 1995. Among his BASE jumping achievements, many of which are available as YouTube videos, were jumps off Eiffel Tower, the Petronas Towers in KL as well as jumps off of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks all in one day. On November 11, 2009, during a jump for Red Bull from the Sun ...

Alessandro Guidoni

Alessandro Guidoni served as a general in the Regia Aeronautica. Guidonia Montecelio, the small town and comune where he died while testing a new parachute, was named after him in 1937.


ⓘ Parachuting deaths

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