LAST UPDATED: 13 JUN 21
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Silver Parachute Sales & Service
Silver Parachute Sales & Service has been dedicated to providing in-depth, personal parachute service to aerobatic and glider pilots around the world since 1972
10 JUN 21 PARACHUTE UPDATE
I NOW HAVE (FIVE) 16" MINI SOFTIES THAT HAVE ARRIVED IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS
ALL HAVE AEROBATIC HARNESSES. MORE STANDARD SIZE AND 16" MINI SOFTIES PLUS SEATPACKS WILL BE ARRIVING WEEKLY WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF MATERIAL TO MANUFACTURE PARACHUTES BEING AFFECTED (OR SHOULD I SAY INFECTED) THE WAITING TIME ON HOW FAST YOU CAN RECEIVE A NEW PARACHUTE HAS GONE FROM 2-3 WEEKS TO OVER 10-12 WEEKS, FROM THE FACTORY.
I STARTED RESTOCKING MY INVENTORY SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AND HAVE OVER TWENTY ON BACK ORDER THAT ARE COMING IN ONE OR TWO A WEEK. THE FACTORY TAKES PURCHASE ORDERS STRICLTY BY DATE ORDERED. I'M ABLE TO RECEIVE PARACHUTES MUCH FASTER THAN THE 10+WEEK WAIT.
IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS 16 OF THOSE PURCHASE ORDERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD BEFORE THEY'VE BEEN MANUFACTURED.
IF YOU NEED A NEW PARACHUTE ASAP, THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO PROCRASTINATE. TO SEE WHAT I'M TRY AND KEEP IN STOCK CLICK ON "FOR SALE - NEW AND USED PARACHUTES" ON THE LEFT.
First and Foremost Please Keep Safe
in theses Trying Times
and for a better 2021.
I sure miss giving in person bailout seminars!
I'm still figuring things out. I'm very close to being able to offer Zoom Seminars
Recently I received the camera, green screen and other related items. Now I have to figure out how to use everything. My IT person is working with me on that.
Hopefully, by JULY, I'll be able to offer my power point bailout/survival equipment seminar and wingwalking presentations via Zoom. I'm working on the camera/studio set up & the logistices assoiated with a live (almost in person) seminar.
Many IAC chapters and other groups may be wondering what to do for a program. I soon will have the answer.
Call or email for details and to sign up.
Semi Retirement is Great.
I'm still a dealer for the Softie line of pilot emergency parachutes. I'm their largest dealer. I try and keep 20+ parachutes
in stock for immediate delivery at all times.
Read Availability of Parachutes Update at Top of Page
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.
Of course I'll continue to provides comprehensive emergency bailout training and safety seminars for pilots worldwide.
(Click on Bailout Seminars on the left for details). You can also click on and download a copy of my handout material below and view my most recent webinar this past October 2020.
UPDATED BAILOUT HANDOUT MATERIAL
This is my handout material. What I teach and the order I follow in my power point bailout seminars.
July 2020 Bailout Seminar Handout .doc
Microsoft Word document [704.0 KB]
Did you miss my IAC Webinar in October 2020? It's available and can be viewed by going to <IAC.org/Webinars for a ink to listen in on my bailout seminar. EAA member login is required.
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.
GALLET MSA HELMET PARTS FOR SALE
To view the photos click on Gallet Helmets in the index on left
I NO LONGER SERVICE THESE FINE HELMETS.
I HAVE A LOT OF SPARE PARTS "ALL NEW"
ALL ARE BEING SOLD FOR 50% OFF OR MORE.
THE TOTAL REMAINING INVENTORY IS VALUED AT OVER $2000.00
I WILL SELL ENTIRE LOT FOR $750.00 PLUS SHIPPING,
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED.
I HAVE DISCONTINUED THE MANUFACTURE OF MY
5PT. ACROBELT SYSTEM.
I HAVE NEW SEATBELT HARDWARE FOR SALE
AND OVER 900 YDS. OF TYPE XXIV
2" SEATBELT WEBBING AND WN1845 WEBBING USED IN MANUFACTURING SHOULDER HARNESSES OF VARIOUS COLORS AT $1.00 PER YARD.
WEBBING IS NOW AVERAGING ABOUT $3.00 PER YARD.
Click on AcroBelt 5pt. Restraint on left to view photos
ALL MY REMAINING RIGGING TOOLS & SUPPLIES DRASTICALLY REDUCED IN PRICE, ON 15 MAY 21
MAKE ME AN OFFER ON THE ENTIRE LOT.
Click on Rigging Tools & Equipment to View Items, on the left
Think Survival! I have a lot of my SMAK Pak Survival Kits shown below that attach to your parachute harness in stock. For more details click on SMAK Pak Survival Kits on the left.
"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 published
in other publications.
Adobe Acrobat document [365.8 KB]
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:
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