BRS Biplane


Parachutes for airplanes is definitely past the novelty stage, but something that’s always piqued our curiosity about the concept is the type of airplanes that get them.

Expensive going-places airplanes have been the usual suspects when it comes to packing a parachute, and while that fits the usual financial model, are such airplanes the ones most likely to need them? And then in front of the IAC building at AirVenture we spotted a Pitts Special with a BRS chute in the upper wing.

There may be weight, cost and structural issues surrounding such an installation, but we must say, a hard-flying aerobatic machine seems a likely candidate for a whole-plane get-out-of-jail chute.


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