Feb 2, 2012Quantum Aviation will be the first in New Zealand to install the revolutionary Ballistic Recovery System into their fleet of light aircraft based in Whangarei.
Aeroplanes are extremely reliable, and our pilots, flight instructors and students are trained to ensure safety at all times. In most situations, if the aircraft was to encounter a problem, they can safely glide and land off-field which is what all pilots spend hours practicing during training. Even though aviation is one of the safest modes of travel, no matter how skilled, well-trained and careful you are, incidents can occur which is why the Ballistic Recovery System was developed in 1982. This system allows a pilot who is unable to make an emergency landing to activate a handle in the cockpit which will deploy the Ballistic Recovery parachute and carry the aircraft safely to the ground.
So what exactly is the Ballistic Recovery System? It is a parachute stored behind the rear seats in small aircraft and when activated it is fired with a rocket through the rear windshield. It is attached to the plane's wings, nose and tail with high-strength lines. Once deployed it guides the aircraft to the ground. There have been 272 lives saved with these systems to date. They are like airbags in cars – you could go your whole life and never need them, but if you need them, you’re sure glad they are there!
As a leading provider of Flight Training in New Zealand, Quantum Aviation strives to provide their students with the highest quality training and most up-to-date technology available - putting safety first.
For your opportunity to work towards your Pilot Licence in New Zealand with Quantum Aviation visit http://www.qegroup.co.nz/aviation/ or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our dedicated course advisors.