chest pack


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chest pack

A parachute that is separate from the harness and is attached to it with hooks. The parachute is worn on the chest. In most cases, it is a reserve or auxiliary parachute.
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Operational logic, monitoring and fault actions were also executed on the CompactRio system and accessed through a touch-panel computer with a joystick and a set of buttons/ LEDs in the operator's chest pack for ease of use.
Baumgartner wore four GPS tracking systems, three in his chest pack and one in his parachute rig.
The report said project Director Art Thompson is now working closely with sound experts who are also examining GPS data and other telemetry information from the chest pack to verify Baumgartner's speed and timing of the sonic boom.
Another option is a binocular case such as the Badlands Bino Case or the Bino Chest Pack from Alaska Guide Creations.
The co-pilot had to slide his seat back to allow me to crawl out of the bombardier's plexiglass nose compartment, pick up my parachute chest pack, snap it on, and head for the rear of the plane's fuselage.