National Parachute Industries started in 1976 selling sport parachute gear. In 1980 they began development of emergency parachutes, beginning with the Back model. In 1985 a full line of Back, Seat and Chair parachute models were completed. Each parachute is fully steerable with a choice of three canopy sizes based on pilot weight.
National Parachutes were developed with the pilot in mind. Their high quality parachutes do not have unnecessary hardware or pack-stiffening plates to maintain their shape. Efficient engineering goes into all models right from the start. National Parachutes feel and work great and will continue to for years!
National set out to design and successfully market a parachute to meet customer demands & requirements in the following areas:
• Small volume
• Light weight
• Competitive Price
• Meet TSO Requirements
With the above parameters in mind, they developed the National line of emergency parachutes. In 30+ years of manufacturing they produced over 15,500 emergency parachutes, earning numerous letters of appreciation for saved lives.