Sergeant R. L. Bose demonstrates reliability of Air Service parachutes at Mitchel Field on Long Island, New York.
Long Island New York USA Date:1930 Duration:1 min 16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Sergeant R. L. Bose demonstrates reliability of Air Service parachutes and disproves a theory that a man falling 500 feet or more loses consciousness. Civilians and military spectators watch the demonstration. Views from the airplane as Sergeant Bose free-falls from 3000 feet, delaying his chute opening until 1500 feet. Some of his free fall in slow motion. He makes a routine parachute landing. Spectators and an ambulance come as a precaution to his landing point.
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