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Butler Parachute Systems, Inc. is the world leader in the development of aircrew emergency equipment. Because we are "the emergency parachute experts" people come to us with the really difficult problems like the Voyager World Flight in 1986; the Amelia Earhart Memorial Flight in 1997; the Global Hilton World Balloon Flight in 1998, Bob Meyer and Linda Meyers-Morrisey on the US Aerobatic Team, Jet Warbird Owners and so forth. We've solved hundreds of difficult problems and have thousands of satisfied customers. Along the way we've developed over 250 different aircrew emergency parachute configurations.  Every parachute order is custom built for you in your airplane and your satisfaction is guaranteed. You will find that BPS products have the performance, quality, selection and service that add up to the best value for your money.

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We always keep in mind (as you should yourself) that you won't really have much warning when it's time to use our products – and, let's face it, by the time you get around to using our products, you're already having a really bad day. So we build the most rugged, most reliable and most comfortable parachute systems you can buy. At Butler Parachute Systems we're always committed to improving our products and advancing parachute technology. In 1997 we introduced eight new container configurations and two major container innovations (the "notch" seatpack and the 102 Chairpack).  In 1998 we patented a new innovation in parachute technology, our H-X Series Canopies, which are a drastic improvement over the rest of the round parachute canopies in the industry.

We strongly encourage communication and interaction with the users of our products, both before and after the sale, and will go to any reasonable length to assure your satisfaction. Toward this end, all products manufactured by Butler Parachute Systems may be customized for your particular application. We can even use materials supplied by you to match your aircraft upholstery. If you have unusual requirements for colors, sizing, function or operating conditions, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Butler Parachute Systems, Inc. manufactures over 200 different personnel parachute configurations. Only a few of them are presented here. Please contact us if you need more detail or help in making a selection.


To see more detail about our parachute container systems, choose from the following:

How To Select an Emergency Parachute

Sizing Chart

Emergency Back Parachutes (general)

Emergency Seat Parachutes (general)

Special Warbird Seatpack Configurations

Emergency Chair Parachutes

Special Aerobatics Configurations

Emergency Quick Attachable Chest (QAC) Parachutes

Harness Configurations

Survival Equipment

Click here to read our Personnel Parachute Warranty information

Color Selection

Our custom series parachute containers and harnesses are made of double-layer 1000-denier Cordura nylon cloth and are available in a wide variety of colors. Our usual of colors are: red, royal blue, navy blue, black, gray, olive green, and tan.  Other colors are be available upon request for the Custom Series Parachutes.