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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Peter Chapman parachute notes (re-post)


Thread: Peter Chapman parachute notes (re-post)

Message: Re: Peter Chapman parachute notes (re-post)

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From: Peter Chapman <PMCHAPMA at>

Date: Wed, 05 Feb 1997 17:05:39 UTC


  On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, Herman Dierks wrote:

> > different levels that the manufacturer can achieve. E.g., C23c Category B,
> > which is a commonly used level, is placarded in use for 254 lb at 150 kts.
> > That's the placard, while actual testing is carried out with 300 lb at 175
> > kts. Category C moves up to 175 kts placarded, with tests of 300 lb at 230
> > kts. I think there's a newer Category D, which lets the manufacturer go 
> > to higher levels as desired. 

I noticed an error I made in the quoted post, regarding what the "D"
refers to: The new category is not C23c Category *D*, instead it is
In any case the whole parachute certification issue was written up very 
well in Sport Aerobatics shortly thereafter.
Peter Chapman                           
Waterloo, ON


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