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static line

[′stad·ik ‚līn]
(aerospace engineering)
A line attached to a parachute pack and to a strop or anchor cable in an aircraft so that when the load is dropped the parachute is deployed automatically.

static line

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A line with one end fixed to the aircraft and the other attached to the release pins of a parachute, so that the parachute opens automatically immediately after the parachutist has jumped. See also static cable.
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Other examples include testing of rigging procedures for new emerging vehicles like the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Joint Precision Aerial Delivery Systems, unique equipment to be tested for use with Special Operations Forces, foreign interoperability airdrop equipment to be deployed with the Global Response Force, and newly designed personnel parachutes such as the T-11 static line parachute and the RA-1 military free-fall system.
Traditional static line ratings do not take into account the effect of ambient conditions, especially wind which cools the line even at low speeds, so utilities can't use the true capacity of the line to its full potential and protect it from overheating.
Both jump positions can be used for static line and emergency egress training.
It can be used to take tension off a jammed line, secure a rescue line, add a secure attachment point to a grab rail or stanchion, lead a static line in any direction, grab chains and railings or climb any rope, line or halyard.
AVIATION AND AIRBORNE UNITS, DID YOU KNOW THAT A STATIC LINE ANCHORING DEVICE, NSN 1670-00-999-3544, IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PERSONNEL PARACHUTINS FROM YOUR BLACK HAWKS?
Available in a 14-brush model featuring a 3m x 800mm barrel as well as an 18 brush model with a 3m x 1050mm barrel, the TPS-Pro Polisher provides outputs of between 15-30 tonnes/hr and can be specified as a stand along model or retro fitted into an existing static line.
"I have done a parachute jump before, while in the Army, but that was a static line jump from 2,000 feet.
Take Anthony McCall's Line Describing a Cone which changed the conventional definition of drawing as a static line on a two-dimensional plane.
We know of an airplane in which the glareshield chafed through the static line going into the Aspen's air data computer, causing failure while flying in IMC.
Two, creating slack or "unloading" the static line, which could release the jumper from an altitude too low to allow the parachute to open.
After the ice storm in December, 2008, an outside agency evaluated the aluminum static wire for Unitil, he said, and found areas of the static line were worn from age and failing.
It reminds me of a time when I was actively involved in a marionette theatre, with half-size wooden figures which, when the performance was over, would be hung up in a static line of suspended animation.