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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Parachutes


Thread: Parachutes

Message: RE: Parachutes

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From: Kent Taylor <kmtaylor at>

Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 04:34:53 UTC



I'd suggest you talk to Al Silver (510 785-7070).  He has been in the business an awful long time, and can tell you everything you need to know.  You might also want to have a look at his web page (  He also has used chutes (as well as new ones) for sale.  I've been more than satisfied with Long Softies, and Wedge Softies.

			Kent Taylor
			IAC 21780

From: 	Mark Stuart[SMTP:76473.1530 at CompuServe.COM]
Sent: 	Monday, February 03, 1997 4:22 PM
To: 	INTERNET:iac at
Subject: 	Parachutes

	Hi, my name is Mark Stuart and I own / operate a small FBO and
maintenance outfit in Centralia, Ontartio - (near London).  I recently bought an
amateur-built Pitts S1S that we rebuilt for a customer a few years ago, and am
currently putting a new crank in it as well as accomplishing a few other mods.
I have been flying aerobatics for years, but have not yet purchased a parachute
(tsk, tsk).  This year, I might get into competition, and in order for me to
compete in the States, I need a parachute;  Also, I don't think it's a bad idea!
	After purchasing a crank that listed for around $11,000 Cdn, my budget is
rather small, but so is my cockpit.  I am looking for a used or reasonably
priced new chute to fit me and my mount.  I am 5' 7" and weigh 125lbs wet.  I
had a chance to try on a National 360 for size and it seemed to fit pretty well.
Any one have any suggestions or leads for me?  If anyone out there wears a
National, could you let me know how it fits when your moving around in the
cockpit  (Patty?).  
	Thanks in advance for your help,
				Mark Stuart  &  C-GOVA

P.S.  Does anyone know of an Aresti program for a PC that will help you lay out
your sequences NEATLY??  My penmanship isn't the best!!!


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