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

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Few Things Haven't Been Done Before!


Here's some Old Newz...Take a look at this video... Whole Aircraft Parachutes are almost as old as the first aircraft! Although this guy didn't use a rocket to deploy the chute, it still worked flawlessly.

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