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Aviator Pilot Parachute System

P-124 Aviator Standard Adjustable Harness Price $2500.00 No Stock, each made per order



P-124 Aviator Manual   

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Custom Sport Aviator Pilot Emergency Rig. The Sport Aviator is the latest evolution of the Aviator parachute system. Built upon the original Aviator design, the sport series utilizes smaller canopies derived from skydiving reserve parachutes to provide greater maneuverability and smaller pack volume.

Because of the advanced characteristics of these canopy designs, the Sport Aviator model may only be used by individuals who either have ram-air jumping experience such as skydiving, or have received special training in the use and performance of these canopies.

The Sport Aviator is currently produced only in a back parachute configuration for use in seats in an upright or reclined attitude. The Sport Aviator is especially suitable for aircraft such as the Extra and Sukhoi.

The new harness design utilizes high strength forged steel rings at the hip and chest junctions of the harness. These rings allow the harness webbing to rotate around the ring and adapt to the fit of the user allowing greater comfort. The sport model harness is built exclusively in custom fitted sizes to each individual, thereby eliminating any additional hardware.

For those that qualify to use a Sport Aviator parachute system, the comfort and performance is unmatched by any other design. To find out if you meet the requirements for the Sport Aviator parachute system, contact Don Mayer at the Parachute Shop, 1-800-USA-CHUTE (1-800-872-2488) . Custom order on request.

The P-124 Aviator Emergency Parachute system is the first major innovation in emergency parachute systems since the mid 1950's. The P-124 Aviator is the culmination of the efforts between Precision Aerodynamics, Inc. and Rigging Innovations Inc.   Excelling in their respective areas of expertise, Precision designed the ram-air canopy and Rigging Innovations the specialized harness and container system. Together these complementary components combine to provide a system that is light weight, comfortable, simple to use and provides a high degree of safety and performance unmatched by existing systems.  The rig is certified for up to 300 lbs at 175 knots.


Aviator  The heart of the system is the P-124 ram-air canopy which is designed for use by airmen who may have no prior jump experience or who may even be incapacitated to some degree..  The F-111 seven cell canopy is built with chord wise upper surfaces and span wise lower surfaces which maximizes canopy strength while minimizing bulk. Spectra line is standard. The canopy opens with the reliability of a ram air, but flies with a lift/drag coefficient which is more closely related to its round shaped cousins, without the problems of oscillation associated with round canopies.   In testing conducted near Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the P-124 scored better than any other canopy when compared with a group of 35 pilot emergency canopies submitted for testing by 20 parachute manufacturers around the world. The P-124 will deliver its max payload at an unbelievably slow 12.1 feet/second, allowing standup landings and requiring no jumper control input at the landing phase.   Available in 4 sizes, the custom airfoil allows the canopy rapid inflation characteristics for minimum altitude loss. Opening in a braked configuration allows docile handling characteristics. With a rate of descent of only 12.1 ft/sec. compared with 18.0 ft/sec. for the current 28' C-9 canopy with an equivalent suspended weight, the P-124 requires no control input from the jumper in the landing phase. Consequently there is no additional training required of aircrew personnel over and above what they receive on current systems.

 If the canopy is the heart, then the Aviator harness and container is the body that provides substance to the system. Drawing on years of harness and container design as well as an innovative new use of their Patented Articulated Harness configuration (#5,277,348), Rigging Innovations has developed a system that is  years ahead of existing designs.

The container is a one-pin design that utilizes a shaped free bag deployment system to ensure a clean, fast, controlled deployment. The one-pin high-drag pilot chute provides maximum container security while providing for fast positive launches. Coupled with the shaped deployment bag, the pilot chute is compressed within the center of the bag in such a manner that it virtually disappears. Accordingly there is minimum wear to the system and maximum comfort to the wearer.

The harness is the latest in comfort, simplicity, and ease of use. The patented Flex-Ringtm concept has been adapted to create a simple to use adjustable harness that fits the complete range of today's aircrew personnel from the 2nd percentile female to the 98th percentile male. The Adjust-A-Tongue system allows for quick, symmetrical adjustment without excess straps getting in the way. The harness design accepts a variety of hardware and release systems such as the Frost Quick Release.


The end result is a package that:
Weighs in at 12-15 lbs. depending on size
Is smaller, more compact, and more comfortable than existing systems.
Dimensions: 13"x21" or 15"x24"; thickness=3"-5"
Is easy to fit and don.
Provides a rate of descent that is 33% less than current systems.
Requires no special training for use.
The use of modern materials results in less maintenance and is easy to pack.
Is certified under FAA TSO C23d.

Model Compatible Canopy Dimensions (Inches) Max / Min Gross Weight Lbs. Price
1321 P-124/174 13 x 21 1.75 186 / 85 $2550.00
1321 P-124/212 13 x 21 x 2.5 227 / 103 $2550.00
1324 P-124/212 13 x 24 x 1.75 227 / 103 $2550.00
1524 P-124/212 15 x 24 x 1.75 227 / 103 $2550.00
1524 P-124/280 15 x 24 x 2.5 300 / 136 $2550.00

Note: Remember this system uses a ram air parachute. Experience would sure be a benefit, even if you take just one Tandem Jump.

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