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128 MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ MOLINA lly, he organized the first formation course in the Cuatro Vientos airfield in 1927. Shortly afterwards, in 1930, History saw how he became the first big hero linked to parachuting in Spain, when he gave his life to save that of the soldier flying beside him, as the plane failed. The parachute school remem-bered his prowess in 1959 by adopting his name. KEY WORDS: Parachuting, Cuatro Vientos, Méndez Parada, Sego-via, Parachute school, 1959, first Spanish parachutist. * * * * Revista de Historia Militar, 120 (2016), pp. 128-156. ISSN: 0482-5748


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