Category Archives: Parachute

Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1910 – 50 Cards

Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1910 – 50 Cards 1910 Wills’s Aviation 50-Card Series Card # Title of Card 1. “Flying Ship” of Francesco de Lana. 2. Montgolfier, 1783. 3. First Balloon Flight in England, 1784. 4. First Successful Crossing the … Continue reading

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First Canadian Parachute Jump 1888

Some of the facts I have uncovered make me wonder if, as is claimed, Canadians saw the first parachute jump in their country ON September 4, 1888 as the Internet evidence says. Here’s the story: On this date, September 4, … Continue reading

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August 22 – A Pioneering Day In Aviation

On this date, August 22, several significant vents happened during the pioneer era of aviation – though I am easily breaking my own rule of not posting material after the conclusion of WWI, simply because the data is either cool … Continue reading

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Chinese Emperor Shun in 2200 BC

Let’s take a look at another legend and aviation… let’s go to China. Way back in 2200 BC (?!) the story goes that the legendary leader of ancient China, Shun  (or Di Shun) did some flying by flying out of … Continue reading

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United States Military Dirigible No. 1 – Wills’s Aviation #10

History Behind The Card: United States Military Dirigible No. 1 Card #10 of 50, W.D. & H.O. Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Thomas Scott Baldwin, June 30, 1854, in Marion County, Missouri, United States of America -May 17, 1923, Buffalo, … Continue reading

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First Parachute Display, 1837 – Wills’s Aviation #5

History Behind The Card: First Parachute Display, 1837 Card #5 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Name: Sophie Blanchard, March 25, 1778 in La Rochelle, France  –July 6, 1819, Paris, France; Robert Cocking, 1776 – July 24, 1837, … Continue reading

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