Automatic Parachute Release System Developed


Automatic Parachute Release System 

JULY 30, 1980--An automatic parachute release system developed by Vought Corporation was designed to save the lives of pilots who eject from their aircraft under adverse conditions. The new system, developed with U.S. Navy funding, was called SEAPAC, for Sea Activated Parachute Automatic Crew Release. It had seawater activated switches which automatically released the parachute harness when a pilot entered the water.

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