Successful Jump With Leonardo’s Parachute


Da Vinci\'s parachute500 years ago renessaince genius Leonardo da Vinci designed the parachute. Now, 5 centuries later a Swiss amateur parachuter built it and made a successful jump with it.

The Swiss jumper, Mr Vietti-Teppa was not the first person, who tried it. A British parachuter, Adrian Nicholas jumped with it in 2000, but had to use a modern backup parachute to complete the jump.

Leonardo’s parachute is made of 4 equilateral triangles and shapes a pyramid. The specification was written in a document originateing from 1485.

The only problem it has – says the Swissman – that it is impossible to maneuver with it. You just come down at the whim of the wind.

(Photo: AFP)
By Szafi
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