§ 48. Viscount SANDON
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether his Department are experimenting in balloon jumping; whether it is considered to have civil possibilities; and whether he can make any statement as to the present position and probable future progress of this invention?
§ Sir S. HOARE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the other parts, there has not, so far as I am aware, been any suggestion that the practice would do more than afford a novel form of sport, and I doubt whether it would benefit aviation in general.