Last Updated: 21 JUN 22
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Silver Parachute Sales & Service
CELBRATING 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS
Silver Parachute Sales & Service has been dedicated to providing in-depth, personal parachute service to aerobatic and glider pilots around the world since 1972
First and Foremost Please Keep Safe
in theses Trying Times
and for a better 2022.
Around Sept. 2022 I'll be relocating (NOT RETIRING)
seatbelt webbing and hardware
and lots of parachute rigging tools
AT HUGE SAVINGS,
That I do not want to take with me.
To see what I have, go to the index on the left.
1 APR 22 NEWS FLASH
DUE TO MATERIAL SUPPLY ISSUES TO MANUFACTURE PARACHUTES THE PRICE OF A NEW SOFTIE & ACCESSORIES HAS
THE AVERAGE COST OF A NEW SOFTIE HAS INCREASED
ON THE AVERAGE OF $350.00 AS OF
1 APR 22
THE GOOD NEWS IS I HAVE IN STOCK OR ON BACK ORDER
OVER 40 SOFTIES AT LAST YEARS PRICES.
THEY WILL NOT LAST LONG.
In additon to the above, the pre pandemic wait for a new parachute was about 3-4 weeks.
It is nowapproximately 6 months or more.
THE FACTORY MANUFACTURES ORDERS STRICLTY BY DATE RECEIVED.
THUS, I'M ABLE TO RECEIVE PARACHUTES MUCH FASTER THAN THE APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTH WAIT.
21 JUN 22 NEW PARACHUTE AVAILABILITY UPDATE (WHAT I HAVE IN STOCK)
I NOW HAVE (0) MINI SOFTIE, (1) MICRO 240
AND (0) SOFTIE SEATPACK
ALL READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY.
IF YOU NEED SOMETHING YESTERDAY, I MAY HAVE IT!
BUT DON'T WAIT TO LONG. WHAT I HAVE IN STOCK
CAN USUALLY BE SHIPPED WITHIN ONE OR TWO DAYS.
MORE STANDARD SIZE 15" AND 16" WIDE
MINI SOFTIES PLUS SEATPACKS ARE
ARRIVING EVERY WEEK OR TWO.
MANY OF THOSE, ON BACK ORDER, HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD
BEFORE THEY'VE BEEN MANUFACTURED. I WOULD ACT QUICKLY.
IF YOU NEED A NEW PARACHUTE ASAP, THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO PROCRASTINATE. TO SEE WHAT I TRY TO KEEP IN STOCK CLICK ON "FOR SALE - NEW AND USED PARACHUTES" ON THE LEFT. SCROLL DOWN A BIT AND YOU WILL SEE PHOTOS OF NINE PARACHUTES. BETTER YET, EMAIL OR CALL ME AND WE CAN GO OVER YOUR OPTIONS.
LIBERAL TRADE-IN POLICY
If you own a Para-Phernalia Softie pilot emergency parachute and it's reaching (or has reached) the end of it's 20 service life it's worth $300.00 towards the purchase of a new Softie pilot emergency parachute. All you have to do is return your overaged Softie (to me) and I'll credit you $300.00 towards the purchase of a new Softie parachute, of your choice.
As of March 2022 I'm Back to in Person Seminars
Click on Seminar Information on the left for details
UPDATED BAILOUT HANDOUT MATERIAL
This is my handout material. What I teach and the order I follow in my power point bailout seminars.
Sep 2020 Bailout Seminar Handout .doc
Microsoft Word document [704.5 KB]
IAC WEBINAR OCT 20, 2020
Did you miss my EAA Webinar in October 2020?
It's available and can be viewed by going to <EAA.org/Webinars>
EAA member login is not required.
In the upper right corner type in "Emergency Bailout Procedures" in the search box. Click it and up will pop my two webinars. Click on the second one down. That is the one dated Oct. 20, 2020.
It goes down well with a glass of wine or a beer.
"Ask Allen" Column
Featured in Sport Aerobatics Magazine
View past issues of the popular Q & A column in the Ask Allen Archive.
In the index on the left click on "Ask Allen Column" and it will take you all my past columns. If you have questions or concerns
please feel free to call or email me.
Just below "Ask Allen" click on Aricles
for additional articles that were publised elsewhere.
Freefall Deceleration Chart
This is the graph mentioned in the Ask Allen column that shows how quickly you will slow down after a bailout. See it here. Click the image below to enlarge.
Think Survival! I have in stock a lot of my SMAK Pak Survival Kits shown below, that attach to your parachute harness.
For more details click on SMAK Pak Survival Kits on the left.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT WHERE TO ATTACH
ANYTHING TO YOUR PARACHUTE
Incorrectly attaching Survival Kits (like my SMAK Paks) PLBs, InReach, SPOT units, knives, kitchen sinks or any other item to your parachute harness can cause serious problems. Learn more details by clicking important notice below:
Adobe Acrobat document [365.8 KB]
Deadly Mistakes Pilots Make During a Bailout
Learn how to avoid them here. Click bold underlined type to go to archive.
SAFETY SEMINAR PHOTOS
click on any photo to enlarge
Dec 2019 ICAS Convention in Las Vegas
Three WWII Centurians being interviewed
By: David Hartman