FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips
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.
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