Tag: Smart Backpacks

Parachute police officer tests positive for COVID-19 – Glenwood Springs Post Independent

A Parachute Police Department officer has tested positive for COVID-19, Town Manager Stuart McArthur said Wednesday, but the community’s other officers continue to serve the public. The Parachute Police Department have gloves and N95 masks as personal protective equipment, McArthur said, and they continue to respond to calls. “The town of Parachute is trying to […]

For the First Time Ever, Michelin-Starred Parachute Opened on a Sunday – Eater Chicago

Sunday marked the first time ever Parachute was open for business since the popular Korean-American restaurant opened six years ago. It took a public health crisis for James Beard-winning chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark to make the decision. With their Avondale dining room closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the couple’s Michelin-starred restaurant was bustling […]

Burbank business goes from making skydiving apparel to mask production – Los Angeles Times

Nury Martinez, president of the Los Angeles City Council, put out a call to action during the county’s novel coronavirus pandemic update on Monday, asking manufacturers in Southern California to help produce medical equipment in low supply, such as gloves and masks, for health professionals to use as they test and treat patients. Coincidentally, Burbank […]

BASE jumper’s parachute FAILS after throwing himself off a Swiss ravine – Daily Mail

BASE jumper’s parachute FAILS after throwing himself off a Swiss ravine but he miraculously survives after landing in a shallow river The unidentified thrill-seeker leapt into a 300ft deep ravine in Switzerland  He said online the canopy opened the wrong way and he got twisted under it As he tried to free himself he crashed […]

I Needed To Face My Fears—So I Started With Skydiving – Reader’s Digest

Cornelia Li for Reader’s Digest In the last moments before I climbed into the Cessna, I turned and faced a young bearded man who was pointing a video camera at my face. I wore a jumpsuit made of panels of fluorescent orange and green fabric, the colors faded by years of sun and wind. A […]

Skydiver miraculously survives 5,000-foot fall after parachute malfunctions – New York Post

An experienced skydiver in Quebec reportedly survived a fall of more than 5,000 feet last Saturday when her main parachute and reserve both malfunctioned. Denis Demers, who witnessed the incident at Parachutisme Adrénaline, around 40 miles northwest of Montreal, called it a “miracle,” according to the CBC. “I don’t know how a person can survive […]

Arch Deal, longtime WFLA news anchor who survived parachute fall, dead at 88 – Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — In his first run-in with death 45 years ago, Arch Deal remembers spinning toward the ground at 120 mph, his useless parachutes trailing behind him, wondering how much it would hurt when he finally hit. Friends and emergency responders launched a search for a body in the area around Cypress Gardens in Winter […]

Captain Albert Berry: The world’s first parachutist from an aircraft – SOFREP

Today we are well used to seeing parachutists both civilian and military leap from aircraft and land with better precision and safety than ever before. It has become a staple of military forces to project power anywhere on the globe by inserting a force through the air by parachute. But did you know that the […]