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Parachute

The JA177 Evolution II Airframe Parachute System (utilizing BRS or GRS™ parachutes), standard equipment on every JA177 aircraft, is indicative of the visionary commitment to ULM ultralight aviation safety. The parachute system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment. BRS™ Technologies revolutionized light aviation safety by providing an additional measure of security to occupants, similar in theory to the role of airbags in automobiles.

In the event of an in-flight emergency, pulling the red activtor handle inside the cockpit deploys a solid-fuel rocket out a hatch that covers the concealed compartment where the soft package parachute is stored. As the rocket carries the parachute rearward from the back of the airplane, the embedded BRS™ airplane harness straps release from the top ceiling fuselage. Within seconds, the 45' diameter canopy will unfurl, controlling the aircraft rate of descent. The final landing is absorbed by the specialized landing gear, a roll cage and JA177 Evolution II Energy Absorbing Technology (JA177EAT™) seats.

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