The First Airplane Parachute Jump

U.S. Army captain Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a Benoist Pusher plane piloted by Antony Jannus on March 1, 1912 at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO, USA. Berry jumped at an altitude of 1,500 feet (457 meters) while the plane was traveling at a speed of 80 kilometres per hour.

      March 1, 1912
      Albert Berry
      U.S. Army Captain
      St. Louis, MO, USA

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