Arab Today, arab today slovakia commemorates centenary of parachute invention
Last Updated : GMT 22:49:43
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Slovakia commemorates centenary of parachute invention

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Slovakia commemorates centenary of parachute invention

Parachute invention in Slovakia
Smolenice - XINHUA

The hundredth anniversary of the issuing of U.S. patent to Slovak Stefan Banic for his invention of parachute was commemorated on Saturday in his hometown, Smolenice in Western Slovakia.
Banic invented the first parachute ever in 1913. A year later, he tested his device by jumping from a 15-floor building in Washington D.C. before U.S. Patent Office and military representatives. Banic donated his patent to the U.S. Army. The parachute was radically different from the type known today, essentially an umbrella attached to the body. It helped save lives of many American aviators during the First World War (1914-1918).
"He was the first man to invent the device aimed to protect pilots," said Viktor Timura of Military Paratroopers Club.
Banic's invention was different from contemporary parachutes, Timura said. "His parachute had a metal structure attached to the pilot's waist. A canvas was affixed to it that opened during the jump and stretched taut."
According to Timura, Banic's invention has never gone into mass production because later parachutes started to be produced in the form we know today.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today slovakia commemorates centenary of parachute invention Arab Today, arab today slovakia commemorates centenary of parachute invention

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today slovakia commemorates centenary of parachute invention Arab Today, arab today slovakia commemorates centenary of parachute invention

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today How to do your own Ramadan corner?

GMT 15:53 2017 Saturday ,27 May

How to do your own Ramadan corner?
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday