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Identify the first man to fly by parachute ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 26 Nov '12 03:52 pm
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In 9th century Islamic Spain, Abbas Ibn Firnas (Armen Firnas) invented a primitive version of the parachute. John H. Lienhard described it in The Engines of Our Ingenuity as follows:

"In eight hundred and fifty two, a new Caliph and a bizarre experiment: A daredevil named Armen Firman decided to fly off a tower in Cordova. He glided back to earth, using a huge winglike cloak to break his fall. He survived with minor injuries, and the young Ibn Firnas was there to see it."
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 26 Nov '12 03:53 pm

 
  
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The 9th century Muslim Berber inventor Abbas Ibn Firnas covered his body with vulture feathers and 'flew faster than a phoenix" according to a contemporary poem. Despite a lack of contemporary accounts and the similarity to Icarus, it is still considered by John Harding to be the first attempt at heavier-than-air flight in aviation history.
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Answered by anil garg, 26 Nov '12 05:07 pm

 
  
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Let me open my mind which is like a parachute. it works only when it is open ... !! right now, it is closed ... :-)
Answered by Manoj M, 26 Nov '12 03:58 pm

 
  
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Jean Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) a Frenchman was probably the first person to actually use a parachute for an emergency. I
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 26 Nov '12 03:53 pm

 
  
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