Refer to Table 1 for performance data for the main and reserve parachute assemblies.
Table 1. Main and Reserve Parachute Characteristics
Lift/Drag Ratio, L/D
3 to 1
370 sq ft
Maximum Suspended Weight
Forward Speed Range
10 to 25 mph
Rate of Descent
Variable Full Flight to Fully Flared Landing
14 to 16 fps
6 to 10 fps
2 to 6 fps
Fully Flared Landing Touchdown
0 to 4 fps (if executed properly)
Deployment Altitude Range
2000-ft AGL to 25,000-ft MSL
Deployment Velocity Range
0 to 150 KIAS
SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING
The following subparagraphs summarize the safety, care, and handling requirements for the parachute
Safety. It is imperative that you observe all safety precautions specified on the warning page in the front
of this manual. You must also observe specific warnings and cautions specified throughout this manual.
The warnings are provided to tell you how to protect yourself from death or serious injury.
Care and Handling. Observe the following precautions:
1. Use care in handling packed parachutes as metal parts could cause personal injury.
2. Remove all jewelry when packing or performing maintenance on the parachute. Damage to the
canopy materials could result from watches, rings, bracelets etc.
3. Avoid grabbing the ripcord grip or grip-retaining pocket when handling a parachute.
4. Use every effort to protect the parachute from the weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids.