ump from the clouds (The Australian Gazette No. 800)

Accession Number F02257
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 42 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Australasian Gazette
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Richmond
Date made 26 May 1926
Conflict Period 1920-1929

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


The first parachute trials in Australia held at Richmond NSW. Scenes include Hucks Starter used on a DH-9A (A1-10) of No 3 Sqn RAAF. Trial jump using a dummy. Harnessing the parachutist for the jump. The leap at three thousand feet. Slow motion camera of the action. Officers stationed at Richmond, Flying Officer Sutherland and Flight Lieutenant Ellis Wackett in charge of the trials talking to Flight Lieutenant Lukis.