E-I-C Note: The Aero-TV Team --
Jim, Tom, Tim, Paul, Sarah, Nathan, The 'Other' Jim,
Laura, Wes, Klyde,
Anjin, and the rest of the
aero-gnomes -- want to wish you Happy New Year while we all
pursue our own various and sundry holiday diversions. Our regular
daily webcasting schedule will resume promptly on Monday, January
4th. In the meantime, please enjoy this 'classic' episode
of Aero-TV from the past year as we all attempt to
get a start on our New Year's resolutions...
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere
parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since
1974. Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA
in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry
Association (PIA) Rigging Committee.
Silver sat down with Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety
tips for emergency bailout preparation.
In the second part of his four part series, Allen Silver
addresses common misconstrued beliefs about emergency bailout
procedures. Pilots often misunderstand certain issues
involving parachute usage, such as the time it takes for full
deployment. Join Aero-TV as Allen Silver tackles these
everyday parachute misconceptions.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1972, Allen Silver is
the owner and operator of Silver Parachute Sales &
Service. As specialist in emergency parachutes, Silver
Parachute Sales & Service is the largest dealer of the SOFTIE
pilot emergency parachutes by Para-Phernalia, Inc.
In addition, the company provides in-depth parachute assistance,
in both rigging and repair services, to aerobatic and glider
pilots. Silver also travels the country conducting critical
safety seminars on such topics as emergency bailout procedures,
parachute care, and parachute selection.