Our 101-Series Chair Parachute is actually an extended version of our backpack chute and has been carefully designed to form around the shape of your body from the shoulders around the seat out toward the knees (photo, below left). It does this without buckling and creating a lump under your tailbone (ask anyone with a Security 150 about this problem) and as a result provides the most comfortable chair chute available today. The 101-Chair chutes are particularly well suited to use in sailplanes and other aircraft without upholstery. Standard widths for the 101-Series chairpack are 12", 14:, 16" in any length from 30" to 44". Custom configurations are available on order.
The Chair chutes are thickest behind the shoulders and taper toward the front edge (as do all other currently available chair chutes). In the sections under the seat and behind the hips they are quite thin, taking a minimum of leg and head room. However, because they are thickest behind the shoulders, they are not well suited for some airplanes with limited space between the pilots face and the instrument panel.
Our 102-Series Chairpacks were introduced in 1997 and are a variation of our seatpack with the pack extended part way up the back to help distribute the bulk and provide improved lumbar support. The 102-Chairpack was designed especially for Aerobatic pilots who sit upright on a hard seat (such as the Pitts).
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