Leonardo da Vinci parachute from 1485 finally has successful landing


4:08PM BST 28 – Apr 2008

Olivier Vietti-Teppa said the Renaissance genius’s design, which consisted of four equilateral triangles forming a pyramid and featured in a text dating from 1485, helped him make “the perfect jump”.

The 36-year-old Swiss amateur parachutist said he jumped from a hovering helicopter at 650 metres (2,130 feet) on Saturday and the Leonardo parachute deployed as planned at 600 metres above a Geneva airport.

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