What is an aerochute? The simplest explanation we’ve heard is, “it’s like an ultralight, except it uses a parachute instead of wings.” Quite honestly, that’s a pretty fair description. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Aerochutes first took flight well over twenty years ago and have rapidly gained popularity. The reasons for the rapid growth in numbers of aerochute enthusiasts are basic.

The first and probably most important reason is safety. The wing of an aerochute is formed by the “canopy” or parachute. The characteristics of the canopy along with the constant speed of the craft make rolling, looping or stalls virtually impossible, unlike fixed wing aircraft. Even with a complete engine shutdown … you merely drift to the ground.

The second major attraction to this booming sport is affordability. You can own your very own aircraft for about the same price as a small pleasure boat, but, you get the added benefit of year round use and you need only a small field or pasture for take-offs and landings.


Another factor is that, unlike general aviation and fixed wing ultralights, learning to fly an aerochute is quick, easy and surprisingly low cost. This is a result of our large dealer network … the largest worldwide dealer network in the industry. After completing ground school the average student can solo after 5 hours of Dual Instruction. Ease of operation is just the beginning. Let us take you on a quick run through of a take off and landing. After laying canopy out on the ground behind the craft, buckling into the seat and starting the engine …

Powered Parachute Six Chuter
Move throttle forward. Gradually craft moves forward, and canopy lifts off the ground.
Powered Parachute Six Chuter
Canopy is overhead and fully inflated, assuming the shape of an aerodynamic wing.
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Continue moving throttle forward until lift-off is achieved.
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Gradually pull back and decrease
throttle to slowly descend.
Powered Parachute Six Chuter
Gradually pull back and decrease throttle to slowly descend.
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Slowly descend until craft touches down.

There you have it! That’s the whole operation and it can be learned in just a couple of flights. Now you see why the Six Chuter aerochute really is the world’s easiest and safest aircraft to fly. Beginning to picture yourself living the dream? In just a few short weeks you can be.