News Release: May 17, 2012
Second Chantz announces Raven Aviation as Canadian Distributor of Aviation Rocket Parachutes for Ultralights, hang gliders, paragliders, and gliders. (click here for printable PDF)
One of the world leaders in developing ballistic deployed parachute systems that can save entire light sport aircraft and their occupants during emergencies, Second Chantz, LLC of Nevada, USA is back in full production with the Next Generation of parachutes and is pleased to announce its exclusive Canadian Distributor.
Mr. John Dunham, manager of Second Chantz named Raven Aviation Ltd of Lumby BC as the exclusive distributer of Second Chantz ballistic parachutes and repacking services for Canada effective March 2012.
Dunham says, “Raven Aviation has a reputation across Canada as a solid distributor, flight school, and flying site for paragliders, hang gliders, and ultralights with hundreds of pilots visiting the flight park each year.”
Having been a customer of Second Chantz since the 80s, Raven Aviation owner Randy Rauck says, “I always recommend a parachute for anyone buying a motorized ultralight or any glider. It’s a precaution that is indispensable and Second Chantz’s patented deployment system is the best on the market for our purposes.”
“There’s a growing interest in ultralight flying and these custom ballistic chutes are a must have. We will be ordering and servicing customers across Canada through Raven Aviation,” says Rauck.
In making the announcement, Dunham notes, “Randy is an accomplished hang glider pilot and power plane pilot and instructor who shares the same experience, passion, and commitment to safety and quality as Second Chantz.”
Beginning in 1981, Second Chantz designed and manufactured over 8,000 ballistic recovery units which were credited with more than 70 saves worldwide prior to 1996. At that time, Dunham sold his business interests and took a hiatus from the operation to pursue other adventures. In 2010, Dunham restarted the business using his proven non-explosive technology and patents that increase deployment speed and offers customized parachute installation solutions to fit any craft.
Both Second Chantz and Raven Aviation will offer new system sales and accept out-of-date recovery systems for service work. Dunham says, “There is no better feeling than receiving a phone call from an excited customer who has just taken a ride on one of our systems during an emergency, and calls to say: ‘Thanks for saving my Life.’ “
Second Chantz is a full service ballistic parachute company with decades of experience, an energetic team, competitive prices, and an approach of service that will impress the new generation of light sport pilots. The company focuses on the aircraft market of up to 1320 lbs (600 kg).