Feb 2, 2013, 4:13 AM
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Historical research work on AAD
A Historical research work on Automatic Activation Devices (AAD´s) topic.
I am asking for veteran riggers´ help, who will concern, and became interested in, contribute with expertise, and information regarding old western AAD, American, British, and French made, ranging from 1930-1970 years, like:
Irvin´s apparatuses Bailout military AAD´s used during Second World War French first AAd, like EFA-70 etc
Of course, all the information, and media will be credited
I already sent a kindly formal request information to the current AAD makers companies.
After information is granted, it would be labeled making a “History Chapter”, introducing each Manufacturer from its origins to the Present date, and adding all the provided data in a chronological sequence, putting together all the historical chapters, obtaining thus a book.
This particular book would be a non-for-profit one, written in three languages (English, Russian, and Spanish), and freely distributed in digital format (.pdf), coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the World´s first AAD activation (PPD-1, on July 22nd 1939, jumped by V.G. Romanyuk) July 22nd 2014.
I have put in contact, via E-mail, with russian comrade-in-arms from VDV, and they have expressed their will to provide their available data, offered help with translating from Russian to English, and checking for grammatical errors, too.
So, do not worry about information relating Advanced Aerospace Designs s.a, Airtec GmbH, Aviacom s.a, due they will help to make possible this publication, with data, and error checkings.
Some time ago, perhaps 2-3 years ago, I made the same request, publishing a non-for-profit book titled: “Automatic Activation Devices, 75th Anniversary from its actual idea” (Sorry, only in Spanish).
If anybody can have a look to it, there is a free download link (click over “Descargar” green coloured word, located right from .pdf icon): http://www.bubok.es/libros/207351/EQUIPOS-DE-ACTIVACION-AUTOMATICA-DE-PARACAIDAS-75-ANIVERSARIO-19362011
As You will notice, there is a great gap to fill with information on this topic.
Thanking all your aid
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