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Emergency Parachutes for Pilots and Sport Canopies for Sky Diving


Mid-Lite Emergency Canopy and Z-po Sport Canopy used in Strong Parachutes

(Please see the bottom of the page for Sport canopies)

Emergency parachutes are available as either a backpack or chair style parachute

            Model 303                               Model 305                                          AcroPro

The Model 303 measures 24” (60 cm) tall by 16” (40 cm) wide by 3” (7 cm) thick and weighs approximately 15 lbs (6.5 kg).  It is recommended for use in airplanes where head room is at a minimum (most gliders). Price: $2745 US

The AcroPro measures 21” (53 cm) tall by 13” (33 cm) wide by 3.5” (9 cm) thick and weighs approximately 14 lb. (6.4 kg). The AcroPro was designed for small airplanes where space is limited, or for smaller pilots who feel loose in the regular 303. Price: $2745 US

The Model 305 Chair measures 42” long (105 cm) by 16” ( 40 cm) wide by 2.5” - 1” (6 cm - 2.5 cm) thick and weighs approximately 16.5 lb. (7.5 kg). the back mounted container is built to extend from the shoulders of the user to just above the knees. This long design allows the parachute to be packed in a larger area keeping the system as thin as possible. Confor© Foam padding throughout the system allows the user to comfortably fly for many hours. Price: $2825 US

The AcroPro is smaller and lighter than the 303 Model, measuring 21" (53 cm) tall by 13" (58 cm) wide by 3.5" (9 cm) thick and weighs 14 lbs.

All systems come complete with:

  • Harness/Container
  • Mid-Lite Parachute (as shown above)
  • Ripcord
  • Lil Grabber Pilot Chute
  • Carry Bag
  • Manual


Lumbar Support Pad - A rounded Tempor foam pad that attaches in the existing channel. Adjustable to just the right position in the small of your back. Price $85 US

Embroidered Monogram - Customize your parachute with your name, Contest number, Logo,etc.  Space provided 6” x 2.5” (Additional charge may apply for digitizing graphics).  Price $45 US

Sheepskin Backpad - Sheepskin liner for the parachute to keep you cool in the summer. Price $205 US

Cobra Quick Release Buckles - low profile and more comfortable quick release attachments.  Price $ 60 US

Training videos for pilots from Strong - watch the series on youtube

Mid-Lite Parachute Specs:

Canopy Shape Conical Canopy Cloth 30-50 cfm (PIA-C-44378d)
Size 26' Turn Speed Approx. 7 sec
Number of Gores 24 Forward Speed 6 -8 mph (10-12 km/h)
Line Length 17' 6" Opening Time 1.1 - 2.3 sec
Panels Per Gore 4 Rate of Descent 18.5 ft/sec @ 225 lbs (5.7 m/s)
Suspension Line Material Type 1A Canopy Weight Approx. 7 lbs
Suspension Line Strength 400 lbs Maximum Weight 254 lbs (115 kg)

The SET-400 Tandem Canopy

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