HC Deb 23 March 1927 vol 204 cc384-5
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?


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.