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ActivationTwo crucial functions of activation are
Unmanned payloads use cutters or timing devices to activate the parachute.
Skydivers may have their parachutes activated automatically by a
Freely falling skydivers have a choice of three manual activation methods:
The throw-out and pull-out systems are also called hand deploys because the pilot chute is literally placed into the airstream by hand.
Ripcord systems launch a pilot chute into the airstream by converting stored energy of a spring (potential energy) into energy of motion (kinetic energy).
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