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AN INVENTOR’S DAUGHTER WHO RISKED HER LIFE TO TEST HER FATHER’S DEVICE (Sep, 1915)

Not that this wasn’t a compelling demonstration, but I think that the aviators might have been more reassured if his son, Tubs Brodwick had tested it instead.

AN INVENTOR’S DAUGHTER WHO RISKED HER LIFE TO TEST HER FATHER’S DEVICE

MISS TINY BRODWICK, an eighteen-year-old girl in San Diego, California, recently showed her faith in the safety parachute for aviators invented by her father, Charles Brodwick, by dropping to earth from a flying parachute. The feat occurred before a crowd of visitors at the San Diego Exposition, and the parachute worked in perfect fashion.

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High-Speed Escape (Jul, 1947)

High-Speed Escape

So that high-altitude ball-outs will not kill, the fast new planes are being designed to cone apart, allowing a safe drop in a tight capsule.

BY ERIC SLOANE

4 T 60,000 feet the flyer’s plane becomes his cell of life, its equipment almost as important as his own body. Outside the plane the cold of space is of instant-freeze intensity, much colder than any thickness of clothing could protect from. It is so thin that an exposed human’s body would cease to function. Blood would boil there at body temperature. Death from oxygen lack would occur quickly. Accordingly, the high-altitude plane has a cabin pumped with high-pressure air. Heated clothing is plugged into the plane’s power line.

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