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  Greenville Area Economic Development Corporation | Greenville, Pa | (724) 588-1161
The Stefan Banic Parachute Foundation was established in 1997 by Slavo Mulik.
Stefan Banic was born November 23, 1870 in Nestich, Slovakia.
Stefan Banic donated his patent rights and invention to the U.S. Government in exchange for his simple request of honorary membership in the Army Air Corps, the predecessor to the Air Force.
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 Slovakia - Heart of Europe: Stefan Banic
Stefan Banic was born in Nestic, part of Smolenice, in Slovakia.
At the age of 37, Banic emigrated to America, where he found work as a coal miner in Pennsylvania.
A tragic accident, that he witnessed in 1912, led Banic to build a prototype of a parachute and then register it with the U.S. Patent Office.
www.heartofeurope.co.uk /history_famous3c.htm   (176 words)

  
  Stefan Banic - Inventor of Parachute and BASE Jumping
Stefan Banic, a Slovak inventor, constructed a prototype of a parachute in 1913 and tested it in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Patent Office and military representatives by jumping from a 41-floor building and subsequently from an airplane in 1914.
On November 14, 1990, a bronze plaque was presented to the town of Greenville, Pennsylvania by the Slovak Museum and Archives, Middletown, Pennsylvania, honoring Stefan Banic.
Honoring Stefan Banic, the inventor of the parachute, on the 75th anniversary of the date his invention was patented.
www.slovakopedia.com /s/stefan-banic.htm   (0 words)

  
  www.straipsniai.lt > Skydiving
Stefan Banic chose to come to America in 1907 and settled in the community of Greenville, Pennsylvania.
In 1912 Stefan Banic was a witness of a tragical accident that impressed him so much, that he started to think about the construction of the parachute.
Stefan Banic returned to his homeland and Smolenice in 1921, which was now part of Czechoslovakia.
www.straipsniai.lt /en/Sport/page/6843   (606 words)

  
 Stefan Banic Biography
Stefan Banic (1870-1941) is the inventor of the military parachute and of the first actually used parachute.
Born on 23 November 1870 in Nestich (Ne?tich) now part of Smolenice.
Banič received little fame or fortune for his invention.
www.ebiog.com /biography/753/stefan-banic/bio.htm   (88 words)

  
 (GCT2B6) Parachute :: Padak by skapo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Banic was born in Nestich, Slovakia presently part of the town Smolenice.
Even though worldwide Banic had not been the first to invent a parachute, his inventing skills are an important part of scientific and technical legacy.
The distance to this tree is equal to the difference between Banic's year of death and year of birth multiplied by two and then subtracted from the last three digits of the Banic's patent number.
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 Stefan Banic - InformationBlast
Constructed a prototype of a parachute in 1913 and tested it in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Patent Office and military representatives by jumping from a 41-floor building and subsequently from an airplane in 1914.
Banic kindly Donated U.S. Patent (No. 1,108,484) to the U.S. Army.
Although the parachute proved to be extremely important during WWI, he received little fame or fortune for his invention.
www.informationblast.com /Stefan_Banic.html   (96 words)

  
 Parachute
Stefan Banic was born in Slovakia in the old Austro-Hungarian empire in 1870 (the city of Smolenice in Trnava).
In his spare time, Stefan Banic was hard at work on a new invention: the first parachute.
A patriotic man, Banic donated the rights to this invention to the U. Government for a token fee: an honorary membership in the Army Air Corps.
www.greenvilletrainmuseum.org /parachute.htm   (187 words)

  
 Base jumping
While many think of BASE jumping as a “new” sport, the first time a parachute was used to leap from a building was when Stefan Banic, a Slovak inventor tested a prototype of a parachute he had designed and constructed.
Banic patented his new invention and began testing them by jumping out of airplane.
Stefan Banic was the first to conceive the parachute idea though.
ks.essortment.com /basejumping_rlne.htm   (894 words)

  
 The Powered Parachute (PPC) Flying Forums - View Single Post - home built-2
On one of the lost pages I was asked for the date of the "Banic Boogie" It is July 16-17-18 in Greenville, PA at the Greenville Airport.
Stefan Banic, a Slovak inventor, constructed a prototype of a parachute in 1913 and tested it in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Patent Office and military representatives by jumping from a 41-floor building and subsequently from an airplane in 1914.
His patented parachute became a standard equipment for U.S. pilots during the World War I. Stefan Banic settled in the community of Greenville, Pennsylvania.
www.ppcflyingforums.com /forums/showpost.php?p=2683&postcount=15   (117 words)

  
 Definition of Stefan Banic
A monument erected to Stefan Banic in Slovakia.
Stefan constructed a prototype of a parachute in 1913 and tested it in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Patent Office and military representatives by jumping from a 41-floor building and subsequently from an airplane in 1914.
The list of authors can be found here.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Stefan_Banic   (168 words)

  
 WWI parachutes and Stefan Banic - The Aerodrome Forum
I am a Washington, DC-based filmmaker and am currently working on a documentary about Stefan Banic, a man who invented and patented a type of parachute in 1914 that, according to some sources, was used by the US Army in WWI.
According to stories I read long ago in "Jednota" the patents that Stefan Banic' assigned to the US government before he returned to Slovensko were used in World War II parachutes.
Rod Filan: Yeah, the whole story of Stefan Banic is convoluted, full of hard to prove "facts" and that absurd claim that he jumped out of a DC skyscraper.
www.theaerodrome.com /forum/other-wwi-aviation/25917-wwi-parachutes-stefan-banic.html   (1580 words)

  
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Skydive Dallas is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 15th Annual Stefan Banic 8-Way Double Speed Star Competition.
The mission of the Foundation is "to recognize and honor individuals, groups and corporations who have made significant contributions and/or achievements towards the betterment of the sport of skydiving." Through recognition of achievements, the Foundation's goal is to enhance and promote the sport created by the inventor of the parachute in 1914, Stefan Banic.
For more information about Stefan Banic, go to http://www.slovakopedia.com/s/stefan-banic.htm
www.skydivedallas.com /popups/stefan_banic.htm   (399 words)

  
 Slovakia
Jan Bahyl invented a petrol motor-driven helicopter with a four-blade rose arranged in two levels
Stefan Banic witnessed a terrible accident in 1912 that led him to invent the parachute
Jozef Karol Hell invented the water pump machine (water-pillar) in 1755
futurum2004.eun.org /ww/en/pub/futurum2004/factfiles/slovakia.htm   (86 words)

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