That is what you hear today when becoming a Paratrooper. In 1808, an emergency parachute jump took place over Warsaw, Poland. Lord knows what Jordaki Kurapento, an aeronaut said while jumping from the balloon made by the French aviation pioneers, Montgolfier brothers, when it caught fire.
- Parachute – Wikipedia
The modern parachute was invented in the late 18th century by Louis-Sébastien Lenormand in France, who made the first recorded public jump in 1783. Lenormand also sketched his device beforehand. … In 1797, André Garnerin made the first descent of a “frameless” parachute covered in silk.
- The first parachutist – Oct 22, 1797 – HISTORY.com
Leonardo da Vinci conceived the idea of the parachute in his writings, and the Frenchman Louis-Sebastien Lenormand fashioned a kind of parachute out of two umbrellas and jumped from a tree in 1783, but André-Jacques Garnerin was the first to design and test parachutes capable of slowing a man’s fall from a high …
- HISTORY OF MILITARY PARACHUTING » Pathfinder Ireland …
Parachutes have been used by the military for various purposes since the First World War. Initially they were used as a means of escape from observation balloons or aircraft. American General Billy Mitchell proposed parachute troops to be used as early as 1917.