TOWER IS SCHOOL FOR PARACHUTE JUMPERS (Mar, 1935)
TOWER IS SCHOOL FOR PARACHUTE JUMPERS
So that novices may learn the sensations of parachute jumping and acquire confidence before they venture to leap from a plane, the Soviet government has established a training tower at Moscow that is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. A spiral stairway leads to a jumping platform at the top, where the tyro adjusts the harness of a permanently open parachute and leaps into space. A wire cable checks his descent for safety.