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Parachuting's 216th Birthday!

October 23rd, 2013 by Georgann Hall

General Jim Hall and his parachute - a bit
more advanced than Andre-Jacques Garnerin's!

Yesterday a Google Doodle commemorated the first parachute jump 216 years ago by Andre-Jacques Garnerin.

This is a great opportunity to give a nod to pioneers in parachuting and also to expand the general public's knowledge of this historic event in 1797.

As you probably know, Google Doodles are created to celebrate some important event or for the celebration of an achievement. The doodles which are often interactive add an element of fun and thrill to the otherwise colorfully static Google logo.

In an article in the India Times technology column, Andre-Jacques Garnerin is given credit for inventing the frameless parachute. He deployed his umbrella-shaped prototype, which was 7 meters across, at Parc Monceau, in Paris, France on October 22, 1797. Read more about it HERE; hope you enjoy the interesting details in this write-up. Don't let the visuals of a parachute with an attached basket fool you! This is all about parachuting.

If you happened to miss the Google Doodle yesterday, you can see it in full motion, color and sound HERE on YouTube.

Jim's Next Adventure, Part II

February 8th, 2012 by Georgann Hall

When Colorado's Indiana Jones was recovering from recent back surgery ... his creative juices were flowing.  Surrounding himself with hundreds of photos, a tad of history, his California jump team surfaced. He's deep into creating a timeline, loaded with remarkable stories and adventure--some of it outrageous--that will be compiled in a new book. Watch for details to come as it progresses ...

Indiana Jones and His Latest Adventure

February 1st, 2012 by Georgann Hall

Many of Jim's fans knows that he's jumped thousands of times. One of the rewards is a back that gets pinned and sewn together -- sometimes multiple times. His latest adventure was not jumping from his favorite plane to his favorite spot...but to the OR for long over-due M&R. With a new back, a lot of therapy, Jim is up and running--not necessarily looking for his next jump ... but certainly for his next big adventure!