Jumping Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick

November 16, 1990 The Los Angeles Adventurer’s Club celebrated Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick, awarding her golden wings for over 1000 parachute jumps. Broadwick, only four feet tall, was the first woman to jump from an airplane and the first to parachute over water. In 1914, while demonstrating parachutes for the U.S. Army her parachute became tangled plane’s tail assembly. Cutting the static line, she “invented” the rip cord and became the first person to jump free-fall.