The P-124 Aviator Emergency Parachute System
is the first major innovation in emergency parachute systems since the mid 1950's. Excelling in their respective areas of expertise, Precision Aerodynamics designed the P-124 ram-air canopy and Rigging Innovations designed the specialized harness and container system. Together these complementary components combine to provide a system that is lightweight, comfortable, simple to use and provides a high degree of safety and performance unmatched by existing systems.
THE CANOPY: The heart of the system is the P-124 ram-air canopy. Available in several sizes to optimize performance under various wing loading parameters, the custom airfoil shape allows for rapid inflation coupled with docile handling characteristics. The 246 and 280 sq ft canopies have a unique modulated control system, which allows for their use by aircrew personnel with minimal additional training required over and above what they receive on current round parachute systems.
THE HARNESS & CONTAINER: 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 freebag deployment system to ensure a clean, fast, controlled deployment, with the high-drag Stealth™ pilot chute providing 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. This allows for maximum comfort to the wearer and minimum wear on the system.
The harness is the latest in comfort, simplicity, and ease of use. The patented Flex-Ring™ 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-Tab™ harness adjustment system allows for quick symmetrical adjustment without excess straps getting in the way.
The end result is a package that:
- Weighs less than 17 lbs for the largest models.
- Is easy to fit and don.
- Requires minimal special training to use.
- Is certified under FAA TSO C23d.
- The system comes complete with all component parts and matching carry bag.
Sport Custom Harness is additional cost.
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs (8.7kg)