Welcome to John Dunham's Blog. First...Some Ancient Parachute History...

For those of you that started flying what are now known as Light Sport Aircraft, i.e.-Microlights, Ultralights, Hang Gliders,and Paragliders, after the year 1996, you may have never heard of "Second Chantz Aerial Survival Equipment, Inc." one of the world leaders in developing ballistic deployed parachute systems that can save whole aircraft and their occupants during extreme emergencies. That company was closed down in 1996 after producing over 4000 recovery systems since 1983, and documenting over 70 saves. This is the "short" story of that company, it's people, history, accomplishments, and its Reincarnation here in 2010.

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The Ballistic News

The Ballistic News
Out Last Newsletter Cover, 1996

Friday, March 12, 2010


Our famous "Second Chantz" Logo, recognized around the world. During the 80's and 90's Second Chantz had distributors in Europe, United Kingdom, South America, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, and elsewhere.

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