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Sport Pilot Feature #100

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“As we follow the mob, it all starts to click in my head. This is what powered parachuting is all about. Most of my journey into aviation up until this point had involved cross-country flights. Being able to travel extensively in a relatively short amount of time was what drew my interest. Now, buzzing along at 60km/h, and only three hundred or so feet from the ground, I’m developing a fascination with something else; flying. It struck me that while sitting in an enclosed cockpit at 9,500ft, you’re flying through the environment. In an Aerochute, you’re flying in it

“ The Hummerchute follows a strictly utilitarian design approach. A sturdy metal frame, simplistic but comfortable seat and… well, that’s about it.”

View The PDF Here Aerochute Feature- Sport Pilot issue #100

 

 


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Joe Chitty Receives OAM

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Our own Jo Chitty Received an order of Australia Medal this month for services to parachuting. Jo has been a long serving designer of parachutes to our company and we are immensely proud to have Jo as part of the Aerochute family.

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Jo Chitty was “pleasantly surprised” when he received an Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day.

The 70-year-old’s love affair with parachute packing began when he wasn’t old enough (he was 16 at that time) to jump out of the plane himself at the parachuting club in Prahran.

He became a qualified “packer” and then completed his first and only jump on August 2, 1964.

 
Jo Chitty has been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal for his service to parachuting.
     Mr Chitty after his first and only parachute jump on August 2, 1964.  Jo Chitty has been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal for his service to parachuting.

(Left) Mr Chitty after his first and only parachute jump on August 2, 1964,
“By then I was a qualified parachute packer and enjoyed that rather than jumping from a plane.

(Right) Today we are so proud to have him as an invaluable part of our team

 
 
 
 

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The Flying Show Expo

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Aerochute International is going to The Flying Show Expo at Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd .

Channel 31 newcomer “The Flying Show” is hosting a first of its kind indoor aviation expo this October, after significant community interest in both the show and its offerings of Australian grown aviation to audiences ranging from newcomers to veteran enthusiasts.

Carlos Balmaceda, the shows founder and host, says that he hopes to attract members of the public across all interests to get involved with aviation and learn more about Australian Aviation and flying in general.

“They love the fact that there are so many different types of flying contraptions that can fit into the everyday car. They also find the history behind the aircraft featured on the show to be of great interest. We hope to introduce the general public to early aviation and how affordable and safe it is.” He said.

Come and visit us!


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Avalon Airshow 2015

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Last week we had the Aerochute powered parachutes on display at the Avalon Airshow. During the trade days we had an Aerochute on the stand with Swinburne University, with thanks to Clint and Janine. We are working with the students to convert an Aerochute into an electric powered parachute with a new designed frame. There are some pictures attached of the design concept to be used. We had a lot of interest in the electric version and people offering us help on propulsion and battery systems.
Over the public days we had an outside stand opposite the food stands which supplied a constant flow of people passing by to talk to us about flying. A common theme we found was that everyone enjoyed watching the jets fly past but only dreamed of being a pilot in one. When they saw the Aerochute and pictures of other pilots using it on their trips around Australia they said “Even I could do this!”. So we had a great show and now have plenty of people booked in for flights to see if this can make their dream of flying come true. We fly every weekend the weather is good so give us a call and “let the Adventure Begin…!”


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Aerochute featured on ABC ‘Studio 3’ TV show

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Stephen took ABC’s  ‘Studio 3’ TV show host Olivia Phyland (Liv), for a flight in a penguin suit.

“Woweee! Thank you so much! What an experience! Flying penguin… that just happened. Yeww!” Liv 

The show will be shown around September 2013.


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Shot Show and Competition

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Aerochute Industries will be at the Shot Show this weekend 25th & 26th May 2013 at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale. Come a have a look!

Aerochute Industries is also going to have the first National Flight Competition at the Werribee airfield on the 1st or 2nd June 2013 (date to be confirmed). We will upload the results and photos on the website after the competition.


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Aerochute featured on ABC’s Great Southern Land

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Make sure you tune in to ABC1 at 7:30pm, Sunday 14 Oct to catch the Aerochutes in action non ABC1s “Great Southern Land.


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Aerochute Electric is Here

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Aerochute-Electric!

Aerochute Industries has been working on electrifying it’s aircraft over the years and has now achieved a successful maiden flight in early 2018. The Aerochute-E model is a single seat aircraft with a payload of up to 90kg. It’s first flight achieved a flight time of 30 mins. As battery technology develops with higher energy density the aim is to fly for 1 hour. We are very pleased with this development as it is the first of it’s type to fly in Australia with an electric motor.


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Aerochute at 4X4 show Melbourne

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Aerochute International successfully attended the 4×4 camping and fishing show over the weekend of 25th August 2012.  There were thousands of people at the show and hundreds visited the Aerochute stand.  The main interest was in using the Aerochute for travelling around Australia and also for hunting/spotting from the air.  John Dunn gave a talk each day about how he and wife Lyn never travel without taking their Aerochute with them. There was an excellent response to John’s talk as everyone could see the advantage of seeing Australia from the air.  His video talk will be up here soon.  If this is what you are interested in call us and we will help your flying adventures come true.


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G4 TV Filming of Aerochute

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G4 TV filmed the Aerochute for a documentary to be shown in the US and on Fuel TV in Australia.

The US reporter was Jessica Drake who thoroughly enjoyed the flight and was very excited about flying over the kangaroos in their natural envorinment.

 


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