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Butler Parachute Seat Packs For Sale

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2 Butler Beta Seat packs for sale. Blue and Black. DOM 09.2012. One rig has B12 snaps the other has thread thru on the legs. Both rigs are in great shape with 12 years left on the recommended 20 year life cycle. Asking $1600 each.
 

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I would like to know if the thread thru has to be put on outside the aircraft? It’s hard to imagine getting into that chute in a Pitts.
Thanks,
Eric Mingledorff
(318) 331-0053
 

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You can but I don't recommend doing that on any parachute. If your restraint harness has contrasting colors it would make it easier to determine what is the parachute and what is the airplane.
 

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It is recommended that a parachute be installed and removed outside of the airplane…..when emergency exiting the airplane, you only want to remove the seat belts and shoulder harness...…..

you don't want muscle memory to take over and remove the belts and chute at the same time.
 

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Hi Eric,

We used to do that with the old Security chutes, the Butler looks pretty similar.
 

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Thanks Bill,
I’m just trying to understand how one can get into the thread thru chute in the cockpit of a Pitts. Looks like the only option for a Pitts driver is the chute with the B-12 buckles.
Just trying to figure out which chute to make an offer on,
I have 12 jumps and remember those B-12’s digging in a bit, although in an emergency it wouldn’t be a consideration.
Maybe I’m missing something here?
Really good to hear from you. We’ll have to catch up soon!
Eric
 

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I remember it was no problem for us back then, we had the adjustments preserved from the previous use and it was easy to thread the straps through the loops and get them latched as step one of strapping in. I would not use a chute that puts the buckles under the belts even if I'm a negative G wimp these days.

Yes, give me a call. Been working on the S-2A and the Howard lately. I need an update on your project. :)
 

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