Antony Jannus

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Antony "Tony" Jannus was an aviator and inventor (at minimum a co-inventor of the easy-release parachute described in Patent US-1913-1053182.)

Jannus was pilot of the first commercial passenger airline: the St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line, which flew 22 miles across the Tampa Bay in Florida (fare: $5).[1]

Patents whose inventor or applicant is Antony Jannus

  • Patent US-1913-1053182 (English title: Parachute Carrying and Disengaging Means Carried by an Aeroplane and Attached Thereto, Filing date: 1912-03-09)

Publications by or about Antony Jannus



  1. Hallion, 2003, p. 326.