For experienced Ram-Air Skydivers or trained
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
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.
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
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.
- Standard Configuration
- Standard Configuration w/ QK EJ – Legs Only
- Standard Configuration w/ QK EJ – Legs & Chest
- Aerobatic Configuration
- Aerobatic Configuration w/ QK EJ – Legs Only
- Aerobatic Configuration w/ QK EJ – Legs & Chest
Stripes on #3
color (other than black)
THE PACKAGE: For experienced Ram-Air
Skydivers or trained personnel only
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";
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.
* For experienced Ram-Air Skydivers or trained personnel only