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STRONG PARACHUTES 

 

   

Strong Model 306 Squadron Seat MSRP Parachute Shop Price Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong 306 Squadron Seat w/ 26 ft 2599.00 CALL 1-800-872-2488 26 Ft Conical LoPo 254 150
Strong 306 Seat w/ Military 28 Ft C-9 2399.00 2300.00  28 Ft Military C-9 254 150

         

  Click on the photos  Squadron Parachute

Suitable for these aircraft L-29, SN-J, T-6, Harvard, T-34, T-28, P-51CJ, Yaks type aircraft, (click on above photos for larger view) was designed & recommended specifically for the bucket style seat pan (Shown above is the McArthur Seat) used in Warbirds, such as the CJ, Yaks, L-29, PT-17,SN-J, T-6, Harvard, T-34, T-28, P-51 and many others.     The pack and Back Cushion and the 4" Seat Cushion ("Astronaut Foam" ) combination are shaped to fit fully in the seat to provide a large, stable, comfortable base for the pilot to sit. 26' Mid-Lite Standard. Shipping/Insurance not included.   The Parachute Shop provides a Free gear carry bag with each purchase. Add the Optional Static Line for only $55.00.

The Squadron's options include  Military Quick Ejector Snaps & Adjustable Lumbar Pad. Colors available - Military Olive Drab (OD) , WWII Army Air Force Tan, Black, Royal Blue, Silver Gary, Sage Green, Red, Yellow, Purple, Hot Pink and other color on request. The harness is fully adjustable   in the main lift webs (vertical straps) as well as in the pilots girth lumbar area to ensure proper fit and support. The back and seat padding utilize Astronaut Foam padding for additional comfort and support.  Optional China Star Monograms available.  

Pilots always ask what is the difference between the Model 306 and the Model 304 Seat parachute:  The 306 has a curved shaped container to fit the metal seat pan in WWII and trainer aircraft, and comes with an attached 3 inch foam cushion, the 304 seat is not curved, it is square and has a flat bottom, it has a built in 1/4 inch foam cushion, but has the option for a one, two or three inch removable zip on foam cushion called a Travel Cushion.

Model 304  SEAT Parachute    

Strong Model 304 Seat MSRP Parachute Shop Price Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong 304 Seat w/ 26 ft 2599.00 CALL 1-800-872-2488 26 Ft Conical LoPo 254 150
Strong 304 Seat w/ Military 28 Ft C-9 2399.00 1700.00  28 Ft Military C-9 254 150

         

Pictures left to right: Model 304 w/28Ft C-9, Model 304 WWII colors, Red 304, Royal Blue 304.

PICTURES OF SEAT Packs/Colors click here

                                            Click on pictures for more information  Stock List
The Model 304 w/ 26Ft container measures 12" Front to Back x 16"Side to Side x 3" Thick & Backpad 1/2". By using an additional Astronaut Foam cushion the thickness of the pack may be from 3" to 6" thick depending on the type of airplane and how high the user desires to be in the cockpit.
Add the Optional Static Line for only $45.00  The back pad is only a 1/2" thick, and uses  Astronaut Foam padding.

The 304 Seat with the 28Ft C-9 measurements are:  17" wide, 14" front to back, and 5" thick, Total weight 20 Lbs

The Para-Cushion Seat is recommended for use in airplanes where head room is not restricted and (or) moving forward in the cockpit is not an option such as a Sky Bolt, a Yak 52 (both seats), Yak 55, Stearman, Great Lakes, Pitts S 2B (front seat), & Decathlon type aircraft, and the rear and front seat (depending on body size) of an RV-4. The Model 304 parachute assembly (Seen here with the 3-point harness on the left & the Aerobatic Harness on the bottom photo) is designed specifically for emergency use by sport aviators flying aircraft utilizing a seat pan.

The parachute container: Seat & Back Cushion uses "Astronaut Foam" , as well as the Optional "Travel Cushion". Because the back pad is only less than 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick of "Astronaut Foam", the system is especially suited to aircraft with restricted stick or rudder travel, it replaces your present seat cushion, and when head room is not restricted, such as Stearman, Pitts S1/S2,Great Lakes, Citabria, Casa.

Rated at 254+ lbs at 150Knts (180 MPH), The Strong is the toughest chute on the market.  The complete system weighs approximately 15-18 lbs. (6.5 kg.). A zip-on 4" (7 cm) "Astronaut Foam" padded Travel Cushion is an optional accessory.  

   Click on Free Embroidered Stars Options

Pilots always ask what is the difference between the Model 306 and the Model 304 Seat parachute:  The 306 has a curved shaped container to fit the metal seat pan in WWII and trainer aircraft, and comes with an attached 3 inch foam cushion, the 304 seat is not curved, it is square and has a flat bottom, it has a built in 1/4 inch foam cushion, but has the option for a one, two or three inch removable zip on foam cushion called a Travel Cushion.

Options | Aerobatic Harness | Color Choices  Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here | Pilot Questions and Answers

Model 303 BACK PARACHUTE P/N 124105 or  Model 303 Mini Back Parachute P/N 124118

Strong Model 303 Back Parachute Shop Price MSRP Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong 303 Back w/ 26 ft CALL 1-800-872-2488 2599.00 26 Ft Conical LoPo 254 150

     303 "Big Mo"               

       The standard back mounted container, model 303 is 24" tall x 16" wide x 3" thick, . and weighs approximately 15 lb. The Para-Cushion Back is recommended for use in airplanes where head room is at a minimum such as an ASW-27, PW-5, Cap-10, Zlin, T-34, T-28, Christen Eagle, Grob, and the front seat RV-4.and many others. In many cases it is possible to replace the airplane back cushion with the Strong Para-Cushion Back Parachute System. Other Para-Cushion Back models are available in different sizes to accommodate a smaller space, such as in the cockpit of an SU-31. The Short Back, the Narrow Back and the Short and Narrow back. The Model 303 parachute assembly (Now Available with the Aerobatic Harness) is our most popular model and is used by Warbird, sail plane and aerobatic pilots.   STANDARD MODEL 303 is 24" Tall x 16" Wide x 3" Thick,     the  MINI-303 is 22" Tall x 14" Wide x 3" Thick Options | Aerobatic Harness | Color Choices  Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here | Pilot Questions and Answers

Model 305 CHAIR Parachute P/N 124255 

Strong Model 305 Chair Parachute Shop Price MSRP Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong 305 Chair w/ 26 ft CALL 1-800-872-2488 2599.00 26 Ft Conical LoPo 254 150

    305 Cross-Country "XC"

The Model 305 is truly a chair-parachute, covering the back of the body from shoulders to just above the knees. The patented chair-type container conforms to the curve of your back. There is no part of the parachute packed in the seat portion, this is a Model 303 with a cushion built on. It is especially popular among sail plane pilots flying for hours in the supine (reclined)  position, it is literally a "couch cushion" beneath the pilot. It is Measurements 42" (105 cm) long by 16" (40 cm) wide and varies from 3" to less than 1" (6.5 to 2.5 cm) thick, designed specifically for use where space is minimal. Aircraft that this type is recommended   use this chute: Libelle H-201 H201B, Grob, Giles 202, and rear seat of an Extra. The complete system weighs approximately 16.5 lbs. (7.5 kg.) Shipping/Insurance not included, The Parachute Shop provides a Free gear carry bag with each purchase. Options | Aerobatic Harness | Color Choices  Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here | Pilot Questions and Answers

 

Model 307 Back Sukhoi SU-26, Interavia E-3, PARA-CUSHION

Strong Model 307 Back Parachute Shop Price MSRP Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong 307 Back w/ 26 ft CALL 1-800-872-2488 2599.00 26 Ft Conical LoPo 254 150

    

The Model 307 Back is built specifically for the Sukhoi SU-26, Interavia E-3 (click on the photo for more information) , and no other aircraft. The Sukhoi SU-26 has a hole in the back of the seat 12" x 16", and the Model 307 has the container mounted in the middle of the back to fit into that slot. It works perfect. Aerobatic Harness Option is a must with this parachute. No pictures yet but they are coming. Fully adjustable harness Included! Shipping/Insurance not included.   The Parachute Shop provides a Free gear carry bag with each purchase. Options | Aerobatic Harness | Color Choices  Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here | Pilot Questions and Answers

Model 311 RV-6 WEDGE BACK PARA-CUSHION  311 
Strong Model 311 Wedge Parachute Shop Price MSRP Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong 311 Wedge w/ 26 ft CALL 1-800-872-2488 2599.00 26 Ft Conical LoPo 254 150

311 Wedge

Wedge Para-Cushion Back 311


P/N: 124180

Our model 311 is recommended for use in airplanes where headroom is at a minimum and the backrest is at a straight upright angle with the seat bottom, such as a Pitts S1, Pitts Model 12, Christen Eagle, RV-4, RV-6, Harmon Rocket, and many others. Measuring 24" tall by 16" wide by 1" thin at the shoulders and 3" thick at the lower back, this is a very special back mounted container. The unique configuration of our Para-Cushion Back 311 allows for maximum comfort of the pilot by using the special wedge shape of the parachute system to put you in a slightly reclined, much more comfortable position. Shipping/Insurance not included.   The Parachute Shop provides a Free gear carry bag with each purchase. Options | Aerobatic Harness | Color Choices  Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here | Pilot Questions and Answers

aircraft types

 
 

Model 314 RV-4, RV-8 Seat Para-Cushion Model 314 

Strong Model 314 Seat MSRP Parachute Shop Price Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong 314 Seat w/ 26 ft 2599.00 CALL 1-800-872-2488 26 Ft Conical LoPo 254 150

 

Click on Ron's RV-8 photo to enlarge

Manufactured specifically for the RV-4 and RV-8 Home built aircraft. Fits exactly in the seat. Measurements   are 16" wide (side to side), 10-1/2" front to back and 4 " thick, The Back & Seat Cushion uses "Astronaut Foam" ,  if you need more height order the optional 3" Cushion. For the back style use the Para-Cushion 311 Wedge. This parachute will work in your RV-4 or RV-8. Shipping/Insurance not included. The Parachute Shop provides a Free gear carry bag with each purchase.  Options | Aerobatic Harness | Color Choices  Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here | Pilot Questions and Answers

L-39 PARACHUTE SYSTEM for L-39, L-29, Marchetti S211

Model L-39 P/N 124112 L-39 Albatross Jet Aircraft  
Strong Model L-39 Back w/ Seat Cushion MSRP Parachute Shop Price Canopy Size Max/Wt Speed/KNTS
Strong Model L-39 Back w/ Seat Cushion Military New Surplus 28 Ft C-9 3399.00 CALL Military New Surplus 28 Ft C-9 254 150

 

More Photographs & Information Click Here
 

L-39, L-29 Parachute System. This system is designed specifically for use in the L-39, L-29, Marchetti S211. This design incorporates the Russian designed Parachute Harness / Pilot Restraint system found on the original parachute assembly. As designed, this System perfectly replaces the original equipment, while providing the pilot with absolute comfort found on the Strong Enterprises entire line of Parachutes for Pilots. The L-39  Back is complete with Harness/Container, 28 Foot military Canopy, Ripcord, Seat Cushion, Static Line, Pilot Chute Lil Grabber, Manual,  Measurements: Backpad: Width 18", 3" Thick, 19" Long........Seat Container 18" Wide, 12" deep (front to back) , 2-1/2" Thick. Download the L-39 manual. Options | Aerobatic Harness | Color Choices  Recommended Parachutes for your Aircraft click here | Pilot Questions and Answers

Options Para-Cushions

COLORS
MODEL OD (OLIVE DRAB) BLACK RED ROYAL BLUE SMOKE NAVY BLUE MAROON Air Force Sage Green TAN
COLORS

There is an additional charge for custom colors depending on the availability of the material.

PRICES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

  • Fully adjustable harness N/C - Included with all Strong Parachutes. Allows wearer to adjust the harness using seven adjustment points for a perfect fit. Works very well for clubs where different people will be using the system, also works well for the non-pilot seat in two seat airplanes where different passengers will be carried.

  • Aerobatic harness (No Extra Charge)- This harness option moves the snaps that normally sit on top of the pilots legs, to your chest, where there is no pressure from a seat belt. This works best where a Hooker Harness Ratchet type seat belt is used.

  • Quick Ejector Snaps ($80.00 each)) - This is the Military type hardware that can be used in place of the standard B-12 snaps. Works best for former military pilots who have become accustomed to this type of hardware.

  • Travel Cushion ($185.00)- Available for the Para-Cushion Seat Model 304 only. This is a pad that zips on to the top of the pack. The cushion uses,  "Astronaut Foam" , which molds to your body, padding and can be made from 2.0" to 4" thick. Works best where the pilot wishes to sit higher in the cockpit, also provides more comfort.

  • Capewell Riser Releases ($355.00) - For landing in high wind conditions allows the pilot release the parachute, to prevent dragging. Disadvantages- Heavy and expensive hardware.

  • Oxygen Pocket ($65.00) - Pocket built in to the system that a bail out bottle fits into.

  • ELT Pocket ($65.00)- Custom Pocket built into the system for the pilots ELT.

  • Sheepskin Back pad ($185.00)- Sheepskin pads keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Installed using the Velcro channels already in place on your system, Colors: Natural, Black, Red, Blue

  • Sheepskin Seat pad ($180.00)- Sheepskin seat pads keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Installed using the Velcro channels already in place on your system, Colors: Natural, Black, Red, Blue

  • Lumbar support ($85.00)- Attaches to any Para-Cushion in the lower back area. 

  • Aero Pad ($85.00)- Available for Para-Cushion Back models only. A zip on pad that the pilot sits on thereby trapping the Para cushion in place and preventing shifting during high G maneuver..

  • G-Pad ($150.00)- An additional pad that attaches to the back pad of any Para-Cushion. The pad is shaped to snugly fit the pilot around the sides to give extra support during high G maneuver.

  • Custom Monogramming ($45.00)- We can monogram your name, N number, or anything that room will allow on the front of your container.

  • Survival Equipment Pocket ($65.00) - Small storage space built in to the container, that a pilot can store personnel items such as a signal mirror and a small first aid kit.

 

 

 

Capewell Riser Releases allow the canopy to be disconnected from the harness. If you fly in areas where high ground winds are common you may want to consider this option. Capewells will allow you to release the canopy to avoid being drug across the ground after landing.
 

 

Quick Ejectors - slick - allow for fast, easy, two finger disconnection of the harness attach points. Used exclusively by all the military aviators, this release will release with two fingers even under a load. Seat parachute buyers this is a must option.
 

B-12 Snaps come as standard leg strap hardware. Standard Hardware. Takes both hands to unbuckle. This is the standard hardware with all Strong parachutes unless you specify otherwise.

 

Founded in 1973 by Don Mayer, Parachute Shop is backed with 38 + years of industry experience. A Master Parachute Rigger and FAA Parachute Rigger Examiner as well as a Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot and Tow Pilot with 2,000+ skydiver jumps. Don has been a Strong authorized dealer for over 35 years and has extensive experience with Strong parachute systems. The Parachute Shop is a full time parachute facility providing top-notch parachute packing, repair & services along with great customer support. All our Senior and Master Parachute Riggers are jumpers and are up to date with the latest packing instructions, ADís and Service Bulletins. Through our commitment, experience, and expertise Don Mayerís Parachute Shop has established a first class business reputation and first class relationship with our customers that will last a lifetime!
Best Regards,  Don Mayer

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