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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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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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