THE SUN PATH AVIATOR
PILOT EMERGENCY PARACHUTE
Sun Path Products is one of the premier skydiving sport rig manufacturers in the world. They also
produce the innovative Aviator pilot emergency rig that incorporates a modern ram-air, airfoil parachute like skydivers use, instead of a round parachute. Jumpers Away is a certified
Sun Path dealer for the Aviator rig.
Q: WHY USE THE AVIATOR EMERGENCY RIG AND NOT A ROUND PARACHUTE?
A: The sport of skydiving ditched round parachutes decades ago for modern ram-air, airfoil parachutes
for three good reasons; they are reliable, highly maneuverable and they land softly. With a round
parachute, you land—hard--where the wind takes you, including into trees, fences, powerlines or water.
With a ram-air, airfoil parachute, you land—softly--where you want to.
Q: SHOULD I GET BAILOUT TRAINING WITH THE AVIATOR?
A: Yes! If you wear an emergency parachute of any sort, you should get bailout training. After all, if you
have to bail out, it’s your last shot so you need to get it right. The Aviator ram-air, airfoil parachute is a wing and it is strongly recommended that you learn about its operation, deployment, and flying characteristics. Jumpers Away’s Pilot Bailout Course will teach you how to fly the parachute and learn about turns, stalls and landings.
The 1-day course includes four hours of ground review and egress practice. Optional but highly recommended--a tandem jump with Skydive OBX* at the Dare County Airport. (* Subject to Skydive OBX terms and conditions.)
Contact Jumpers Away about the Sun Path Aviator pilot emergency rig.