Smaranda Braescu Flits And Floats

October 2, 1931 Smaranda Braescu lept from a plane almost 20,000 above the ground and fluttered for 21 minutes 25 seconds to win the European Parachute championship.  Elinor Smith flew the first multiple person parachute drop- man or woman- and demonstrated her technique to the U. S. Army.