AERONAUTICS: Tested 'Chutes

Since what goes up may have to come down, the Department of Commerce last week announced that, beginning July 1, it would test and certificate parachutes as well as planes. With new types of parachutes coming on the market in rapid succession, parachute accidents have been increasing. To obtain certificates of approval, manufacturers will not have to submit each & every 'chute to inspection, but one of each type offered for sale. Minimum test requirements:

1) Open within three seconds when dropped from 500 ft. at 70 m. p. h. with a...

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