drag parachute

drag parachute

[¦drag ′par·ə‚shüt]
(aerospace engineering)
Any of various types of parachutes that can be deployed from the rear of an aircraft, especially during landings, to decrease speed and also, under certain flight conditions, to control and stabilize the aircraft. Also known as drag chute.
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The sleek, black car broke the sound barrier twice Monday but missed the record books because a problem with a drag parachute delayed the team and it took 61 minutes to start the second run.
But a drag parachute failed to deploy on the first run and the car overshot the end of the 13-mile course by 1-1/2 miles.
Since 1959, Simpson Race Products has been manufacturing products for racing safety, including drag parachutes, the flagship Simpson product.
The gliders squealed along the ground at around 90mph and drag parachutes brought them to a halt.