Parachute Jumping From the 250 Foot Chute Tower
Drifting to Earth in a Parachute. Eleven gaily colored captive parachutes, each seating two passengers are hoisted by steel cables to the top of the 250 foot tower, where an automatic release drops parachute and passengers into the thin air, giving the sensation of "bailing" out from a winging plane. The jump has been safeguarded against the slightest hazard. A metal ring keeps the parachute open at all times umbrella-like, while vertical guide wires prevent it from swinging or drifting in the wind, and shock absorbers at the bottom all but eliminate the jolt of landing.