Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I made this postcard today to commemorate the first parachute jump by André-Jacques Garnerin on October 22, 1797. Google made an interactive Doodle to celebrate the 216th anniversary of the jump. André-Jacques Garnerin was a balloonist and the inventor of the frame-less parachute.
The jump demonstration shown on the card was performed on November 14, 2010 at the Aviation Nation, an annual public open house at the Nellis Air Force Base. However, the Aviation Nation scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2013 has been canceled due to the budget cut.