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Strong Parachute 305 Chair
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Strong 305 Chair Parachute

Retail Price: $2,449.00

Sale Price: $2,149.00

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Detailed Description

Strong Para–Cushion 305 Cross–Country XC

Strong 305 Cross-Country XC Parachute

General Description

The Strong 305 Cross–Country XC Parachute is designed to be used in aircraft where your seat is reclined. This back mounted container is built to extend from the shoulders of the user to just above the knees. This long design allows the parachute to be packed in a larger area keeping the system as thin as possible. Confor© Foam padding throughout the system allows the user to fly comfortably for many long hours.

Strong 305 Cross–Country XC includes fully adjustable harness, carry bag and (3)B–12 Snaps.

MSRP $2499.00

Please allow approximately 4 weeks delivery time for your custom Strong 305 Cross– Country XC Parachute.

If you have any questions or need help ordering your Strong Parachute please call
(909) 302–1811 or email

305 Cross–Country XC Includes

• Harness/Container
• Mid–Lite or Lo–Po Canopy
• Ripcord
• Lil Grabber Pilot Chute
• Carry Bag
• USB Manuals

Strong Parachute Standard Colors

Strong Parachute Standard Colors

Standard Color Options – Red, Black, Olive Drab, Royal Blue, Navy Blue. Actual color may vary slightly depending on your screen.

Strong Parachute Custom Color Options

Strong Parachute Custom Colors

Custom Color Option: Burgundy, Sage Green Smoke / Grey, Orange, Purple, Forest Green, Teal, Coyote Brown / Tan. Actual color may vary slightly depending on your screen.


• Standard Snap/V–Ring (B–12) – B–12 Snaps come as standard leg and chest strap hardware on all Strong parachutes.

• Quick Ejector Snap/V–Ring (QE) – Military Style hardware replaces B–12 snaps. Allows you to lift the gate and eject the hardware instead of reaching under and lifting.

26 Foot Mid–Lite Canopy (Standard)

The 26′ Mid–Lite is a highly reliable 24 gore canopy, tested to a 5000 lb shock load, built to withstand the rigors of an emergency bail–out. In production since 1987 the Mid–Lite has proven time and time again that it is the most rugged and reliable reserve you can own!

Canopy Shape Conical
Size (diameter) 26′
Number of Gores 24
Line Length 17′'6″
Panels Per Gore 4
Suspension Line Material Braided Nylon
Suspension Line Strength 425 lbs
Canopy Material 30–50 cfm (PIA–C–44378d)
Turn Speed Approx. 7 sec
Forward Speed 6–8 mph (10–12 km/h)
Opening Time 1.1 – 2.3 sec
Rate of Descent 18.5 fps @ 225 lbs (5.6 mps)
Canopy Weight Approx. 7 lbs
Maximum Weight 254 lbs (115 kg)

30 Foot Conical Canopy (303 Big Mo Only)

The 30 Foot Conical was developed in response to Pilot requests for an emergency canopy rated for higher exit weights and deployment speeds. Certified to FAA TSO C–23f, it is rated for exit weights up to 300 lbs and deployment speeds up to 175 knots. If you are a larger pilot, fly in high field elevation locations, or simply want to replace your current military surplus C–9 canopy, the 30′ Conical is a perfect fit.

Canopy Shape Conical
Size (diameter) 30′
Number of Gores 26
Line Length 20′
Panels Per Gore 5
Suspension Line Material Braided Nylon
Suspension Line Strength 650 lbs
Canopy Material 30–50 cfm (PIA–C–44378d)
Turn Speed Approx. 7 – 8 sec
Forward Speed 7 mph (11 km/h)
Opening Time 2 sec
Rate of Descent 21.1 fps @ 237 lbs (6.4 mps)
Canopy Weight Approx. 12 lbs
Maximum Weight 300 lbs (136 kg) @ 175 knots

Lo–Po Canopy

The Lo–Po Lite is a smaller, lighter emergency canopy that still features all of the strength, performance, and durability that Strong canopies are known for. Lighter weight than our other emergency canopies, Lo–Po Lite packs up significantly smaller. A perfect companion to AcroPro, our smallest and lightest Para–Cushion, it's a perfect fit for smaller Pilots and Passengers with a system weight of 15.5 lbs.

Canopy Shape Conical
Size (Diameter) 26′
Number of Gores 22
Line Length 18′
Panels Per Gore 3
Suspension Line Material Braided Nylon
Suspension Line Strength 400 lbs.
Canopy Material 30–50 cfm (PIA–C–44378d)
Turn Speed Approx 7 Sec
Forward Speed 6–8 mph (10–12 km/h)
Opening Time 1.6 – 2.9 Sec
Rate of Descent 20.5 fps @ 155 lbs (5.6 mps)
Canopy Weight Approx. 7 lbs.
Maximum Weight 175 lbs (79.4 kg)

Strong Parachute Options

Click on Strong Parachute Options under Related Products near page top and add your options to the shopping cart one–by–one.

Quick Ejector Snap

Upgrade to two (2) Quick Ejectors (leg straps)

Quick Ejector Snap

Upgrade to three (3) Quick Ejectors

Capewell Riser Release

Capewell Riser allows you to release the canopy once you have landed in case of high winds, water or tree landing

Strong Parachute aero pad

Aero Pad is a zip–on seat pad held in place by the pilots weight to restrain the Para-Cushion and prevent shifting during high G maneuvers.

Strong Parachute Sheep Skin

Sheepskin Back Pad keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Strong Parachute Lumbar Support

Lumbar Support Pad is a rounded tempor foam pad that attaches in an existing channel. It's adjustable to just the right position in the small of your back.

Strong Parachute G Pad

G–Pad Cushion is an extra back cushion that wraps around your side keeping the parachute back pad firmly in place. For use when flying high G maneuvers.

Strong Parachute Monogram

Monogram: Customize with your name, N number, Company Logo, or anything you can imagine. Space provided 6 in x 2.5″ (Additional charge may apply for digitizing graphics).

Use above dropdown box for Strong 305 Cross–Country XC Parachute selections and final price.

Technical Data

Width 16″ (40 cm)
Thickness 2.5″ (6 cm) to
1″ (2.5 cm)
Length 42″ (105 cm)
Weight 16.5 lbs. (7.5 kg)
Recommended Pilot Weight Up to 254 lbs.
TSO'd Yes

The Para–Cushion Series

Why Practice?

Parachute Preflight

Caring for your Parachute

Standard Harness and Aerobatic Harness / How to Gear Up

Egress Procedures

Parachute Deployment

How to Steer your Parachute and Land

Para-Cushion Save

Aerobatic Harness Option (No Extra Charge)

Aerobatic Harness

Moves the adjustment points from your thigh to your chest. For use when flying high G Maneuvers.

About Strong Enterprises

Strong Enterprises′ company precept is “The Parachute Company with Imagination.” This was true in 1961 when Ted Strong founded the company, and it continues to be true today. With progressive creativity, our company balances research and development to fill new needs with supporting our inventions that have stood the test of time. We have designed and built round parachutes from six inches (stabilizing systems) to 98 feet in diameter, and ram–air parachutes from 12 sq. ft. to 1800 sq. ft. We are the oldest manufacturer of general aviation parachute equipment in the United States. You can find Strong products at nearly every airport, military installation, and parachute and skydiving center around the world. Our products have flown on the early pioneering space shuttle missions, and our systems are part of planned civilian space exploration. If it can be sewn or jumped, we can do it.


Why Buy From Us?

Wings & Wheels has been serving the sport aviation and soaring community for more than 20 years.  We have the largest and most comprehensive inventory of sailplane and soaring supplies.  Nearly everything you find here is in stock and can ship the same day.  We are here for aviators, businesses, mechanics and government.  Our goal is to fulfill your order promptly and as conveniently as our resources allow.

Wings & Wheels is proud to be the American representative for HpH Ltd, producer of the finest quality 304 sailplanes.

Our staff has over 8,000 hours of flying experience in gliders and airplanes. Wings & Wheels is staffed by Sean, Garret, Miki, Matt and Linda. You will have a friendly voice pick up when you call. Our staff is trained to promptly take your orders and ship your products.

Shipping Information

Same Day Shipping

Orders placed by 3:00 pm PST Monday-Friday for “off-the-shelf“, in-stock items are normally shipped same day by UPS.  Although we stock the vast majority of the items on our online store, we cannot assure that they will all be on hand at all times. We ship every order as quickly as possible, and in the event of a delay, be assured that we are working hard to get your order shipped promptly. Due to order volume during holidays, we cannot guarantee that all orders placed can ship on the day after the holiday closure. 

Orders for special cut products may take a few days to ship depending on order volume. Special order products ship based on the lead times of each manufacturer. 

Shipping Service

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UPS orders will need to be placed before 4:00 pm EST and 4:00 pm PST Monday-Friday to ship out the same business day.  We apply UPS retail rates to calculate shipping costs.  Packages may not qualify for actual wieight due to size.  If dimensional weight is applied by UPS your shipping & packing rate will be adjusted.  Packages are only insured aganst theft if signature delivery is accepted.  Request signature delivery.


Priority Mail & 1st Class order has to be placed by 11am. We will use the flat rate box service if your parts fit in the box and the service cost is less than USPS Priority Mail. USPS may not always have tracking information available.  If you request lower cost USPS shipping you agree to accept all responsibility for lost, stolen and damaged packages.

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