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Albert Berry, First Man to Parachute Out of an Airplane

Captain Albert Berry is one of two people credited as the first person to make a successful parachute jump from a powered airplane.

The other contender is Grant Morton, who is reported to have jumped from a Wright Model B flying over Venice Beach, California sometime late in 1911. Morton's pilot was Phil Parmalee.

Footage: Berry jumps out of monoplane in 1912.

On 1 March 1912, Berry jumped from a Benoist pusher biplane from 1,500 feet (457 m) and landed successfully at Jefferson Barracks,

Added: Nov-23-2013 
By: euronymus
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