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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC] Parachute


Thread: [IAC] Parachute

Message: RE: [IAC] Parachute

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From: Kent Taylor <kmtaylor at>

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 02:03:31 UTC


  I've been REALLY happy with my Para-Pernalia WEDGE-SOFTIE in my S1S.  It 
has the effect of "reclining" you a bit, and gets you closer to the rudder 
pedals.  I'm 5'8" and use two really cheap WalMart chair cushions (they're 
packed with something fairly hard, that doesn't compress under positive Gs; 
I wouldn't want to sit on them very long on a regular chair!).  That leaves 
me about 2" of headroom with my ratcheting harness pulled tight (if I just 
buckle the harness as tight as I can get it without ratcheting, I bump my 
head somewhere between -1 and -2 Gs).

I purchased my rig new from Alan Silver 
(, and was exceptionally happy with 
the quality of both his service and the parachute.  He spent a lot of time 
with me before the sale, making sure I would be happy with what I 
ultimately bought (and educating me a lot in the process), and added some 
nice touches beyond what I had expected.

Kent Taylor
Pres, IAC Chapter 12

-----Original Message-----
Sent:	Monday, March 23, 1998 3:30 PM
To:	iac at
Subject:	[IAC] Parachute

Would anyone care to comment on purchasing a parachute.
I've recently purchased a S1S and need to obtain a parachute.  My question
is how much room should be left  between the top of my head and the canapy, 
to allow for streaching out when inverted.  This plane does not have the
ratchet type seat belts.

Wayne Buescher


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