Reply to post: Re: Personal parachute

Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

Neil Barnes Silver badge

Re: Personal parachute

Para- and hang-glider pilots tend to wear emergency parachutes; sometimes two. A kilo of cloth sits under my arse and will drop my speed to 4m/s.

Though to be fair, although I test it regularly in a controlled environment, the one accident I did have I didn't have time to use it, being only a hundred or so feet above the ground.

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