HC Deb 14 May 1930 vol 238 c1871
50. Mr. MANDER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether any experiments are being carried out at the present time with various types of parachutes for the delivery of mails by aeroplane; and what success has so far been obtained?


Trials with a special parachute for dropping air mails and with another parachute device which is a modification of that known as the standard supplies dropper are in progress, but I am not yet in a position to make a statement on the results of these trials. In addition, two methods of delivering air mails other than by means of parachutes or the landing of aircraft are being examined.