LAST UPDATED: 20 MAY 20
First and Foremost Please Keep Safe
in theses Trying Times
WELCOME TO THE HOME PAGE OF
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
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT AS OF 1 MAR 2020
I HAVE DISCONTINUED THE MANUFACTURE OF MY 5PT. ACROBELT SYSTEM AFTER OVER 35 YEARS.
SEMI-RETIREMENT IS TAKING UP TO MUCH OF MY TIME.
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE INTERESTED IN A SEVEN CLASS (7-31 CONVERTED TO A 7-33) HARNESS SEWING MACHINE (USED FOR SEWING MY ACROBELTS) LET ME KNOW. I HAVE QUITE A FEW SPARE PARTS AND A LIFETIME SUPPLY OF NEEDLES THAT WILL GO WITH THE MACHINE. I WILL ALSO INCLUDE ALL THE 5 & 6 CORD NYLON THREAD I HAVE. CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICE. iT'S BEEN A GREAT TROUBLE FREE MACHINE. PLUG IT IN AND BEGIN SEWING.
I ALSO HAVE A LARGE SELECTION OF SEATBELT WEBBING AND HARDWARE FOR SALE. ITS BEEN FUN, BUT A VERY TIME CONSUMING JOB AND IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.
IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
ALL MY REMAINING RIGGING TOOLS & SUPPLIES DRASTICALLY REDUCED IN PRICE, ON 25 APR 20
MAKE ME AN OFFER ON THE ENTIRE LOT.
Click on Rigging Tools & Equipment to View Items, on the left
I'm still a dealer for the Softie line of pilot emergency parachutes. I'm also their largest dealer and try and keep about 20+ parachutes in stock for immediate delivery.
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.
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.
On the left in the blue index click on "Ask Allen Column" and it take you all my past columns. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to call or email me.
SAFETY SEMINAR PHOTOS
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Dec 2019 ICAS Convention in Las Vegas
This is my shop finished August 2016 on our 3 acres.
The landscaping is now green.
IF YOU MISSED MY WEBINAR IN 2015
Emergency Bailout Procedures for Pilots and Survival Equipment
This is a great opportunity for you or your group to gather for my seminar. Many of you have wanted to attend one of my seminars, but due to time and location that has been impossible. Now there is no excuse.
GO TO: (www.eaa.org/webinars). Once there scroll down a bit and just below the word WEBINAR in bold black letters click on "View the EAA Webinar archives". Then in the search box in the upper left corner type in "Emergency Bailout Seminar" and my seminar will pop up at the top of the many great seminars. You can also print out below a copy of my seminar handout material that follows along with my webinar. Sit back and enjoy! I'm told it goes down well with cold beer or a glass of wine.
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.
This is the handout material, what I teach, and the order I follow in my power point bailout seminars
Nov 2018 Bailout Seminar Handout .doc
Microsoft Word document [701.0 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:
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.
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.
Parachute Deceleration Chart: Click on the photo above to enlarge
If you’re familiar with the Columbia Airport (O22) you already know it’s a jewel of an airport. It has a grass strip and a very nice 4600 foot paved runway and is non-towered. Many fly-ins are held here each year. A lot of pilots walk the short distance from the airport, into old town Columbia, which is designated a California State Historical Park, for a bite to eat (see photos below). The official transportation in downtown Columbia is walking, horseback or stagecoach. Look it up on line, It’s also a great place to bring the family for a day trip, or longer. All the shops are open for business. It's like stepping back in time. They look like something from the 1860's. Click on my "Photo Gallery" on the left for more photos of Columbia.
Need Someone to Pack Your Parachute
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO ROBERT MARSHALL
After a search of almost two years I found a highly qualified parachute rigger familiar with pilot emergency parachutes. I highly recommend Robert to pack your parachute.
He is the owner of
Roberts Air Services
760-533-0341 or email: