LARA, the Low Aspect Ratio Annular parachute.

The LARA is a higher performance alternative to conventional Conical and PDA (Pulled Down Apex) configurations. The aerodynamically efficient shape produces a higher drag coefficient and corresponding lower descent rate during an emergency deployment. It also offers the best value (price/performance) available today.

Some things to consider:

  • Maximum pilot/pilots weight 175 pounds
  • Integrated paraswivel
  • 24 foot bridle
  • Durable deployment bag
  • Exceptional descent rate: when tested with payloads 25% above nominal weight, at 90 knots. No canopies were damaged