|D.S. Halacy, Jr. Illustrated by Al Andersen and Robert D. Smith. Ripcord. |
Whitman Publishing Co., 1962.
The TV show Ripcord aired between 1961 and 1962 for a total of 76 episodes.
"This is the most danger-packed show on television. Every jump, every aerial maneuver is real, photographed just as it happened, without tricks or illusions. All that stands between a jumper and death is his RIPCORD."
You can see an introduction to the show and unreleased pilot on youtube.
A toy parachutist based on the TV series was sold in stores. It had a plastic parachute and you tossed it into the air. I seem to remember having one.
For more fascinating information about the show and the stuntmen involved, go to ctva.biz.