Käti Schulthess

Switzerland's first ever woman parachutist

It is August 12, 1928. The whole of Lucerne is on its feet. Taking place today is the largest water sports event on Lake Lucerne. The main attraction of the day is you: Käti Schulthess, a nurse from Zurich. Taking one last long puff on your cigarette, you insert the pack under your bathing cap and don your Berlin-made Heinecke parachute.

 

 

The pilot is already in the aircraft and signals to you impatiently to climb aboard. He is wary of the sharp north wind that has whipped up. All you're aware of is the adrenalin coursing in your veins. Flying is your passion. You realised your greatest dream last year by passing your parachuting test.