The Aegis is a top rescue system produced from the best materials available on the market. The shape is specialy designed with profile to produce high drag and to achieve outstanding sink rate compared to conventional reserve parachutes with the same square measure. Every reduction of descent speed is an unbeatable argument for saving yourself from injuries. The Aegis reserves have a very high pendulum stability and this is another contribution to a lowering the sink rate. The use of 9082 „zero porosity“ fabric from Porcher Sport has helped to reach low weight of the Aegis rescue system and quicker opening time when deployed.
There are 2 bridle options: The short bridle version for harnesses with integrated bridles, and the Y bridle version for harnesses with no built in bridles.
|Pilot weight max.||[kg]||95||105||125||155||225|
Always choose a correct size of the rescue system. Nowadays it is fashionable to use the smallest and lightest rescue parachutes. Very often, the pilot is on the top of the certified weight range and sometimes above it. Remember that its theoretical rate of descent is calculated for sea level. The rate of descent will be much higher at 2,500 m. If the landing area is not ideal, the consequences of hard landing could be severe.
For it to open reliably, perfect and regular packing is essential. To assure this it is important to air and repack the reserve every 4 months. If the reserve is damp you must air and repack it as the material may “stick“.
After test and emergency openings, mechanical damage or after 2 years a thorough check must be made. Even used correctly the material can be prone to damage.
Packing yourself: please only pack the reserve yourself, if you really know how to do this! We very often get “self packed“ reserves that would never have opened up in an emergency case.
If you pack the reserve yourself, please use the producers rubber rings and renew them with each packing.
Fitting of the harness has to be done according to the harness’ operating instructions. Even better - leave it to the profesionals.