Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions on the topics of Safety, Flying, Costs, Service maintenance, and Business Advertising Opportunities
You fly down as a parachute would and flare the canopy before landing.
You can still land safely.
Anytime the wind is less then 15 knots. Best times are in the morning or evening.
Wear warm clothes or a flying suit.
Taking off in strong winds and tipping the Aerochute over on the ground.
The Aerochute is a group D ultra light, registered with the Recreation Aviation Australia (RAA).
Up to 60 km/h.
The legal limit is 5000 ft, 1524 metres.
Up to 3 hrs flying.
We do trial flights and training at Werribee - 25 minutes from Melbourne CBD.
We also have flights available in NSW, QLD, SA and WA.
For other states contact the office.
7 days a week depending on weather. Flying times are between sunrise - 9.00am.
Legally 300 ft or lower with permission from the property owner.
2 persons with combined weight of 200 kg for Aerochute Dual or 240kg in the Hummerchute.
Recreation Aviation Australia (RAA) group D power parachute license.
Yes. Once you have 30 hours flying experience and have passed a passenger endorsement exam.
Yes. Up to 15 knots.
Outside controlled airspace and with permission from the property owner.
Not inside controlled airspace, not over a town and at least 500 metres from town boundary.
Wear warm clothes or a flying suit. No loose clothing should be worn including scarves.
Yes. A National Aerochute competition held annually each Easter.
Yes. As it uses four attachment points which makes flight very stable.
Take-off distance is 150 metres. Generally a football sized area is ample room for safe takeoff and landings.
For their enjoyment and ease of use. Safety, affordability, portability and fullfilling a life long dream to fly.
Costs to fly
The price can vary with the accessories you add so please contact us for a complete price.
$195 for a standard 15mins flight and $345 for a 25min deluxe flight which including lesson on how to land and take off.
Please contact us for details.
Yes. You get a discount off the price (not inc pilot conversions).
Please contact us for details.
A list of accessories can be found in the Online Shopping or call the office.
Open trailers are approx. $1450. Enclosed trailers up to $4500.
Equipment, Service & Maintenance
The Aerochute is manufactured in Melbourne Australia.
Waiting periods are 2 - 4 weeks once an order is placed.
Yes. 12 months warranty on frame and parachute, and 6 months on the engine.
Please contact us to order spare parts.
Yes. This may take longer to manufacture and has an additional cost.
Yes, but this will incur an additional costs and time.
Rotax 503 DCDI for the Aerochute Dual. Rotax 582 DCDI for the HummerChute.
On a trailer or in an Ute.
Yes. To protect it from weather.
Every 25 hours for spark plugs.
Every 100 hours gear oil, air filter and fuel filter and for parachute inspection.
Yes. The basic engine service such as changing spark plug and oil can be serviced by yourself. The parachute must be serviced by Aerochute Industries or qualified rigger.
Yes if you meet the criteria.
Yes, if it is used for advertising your business or as a farm machine.
Yes through our Aerochute Accredited Instructor course.
For any other questions send us an enquiry or call us on 03 9354 2612