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Glider and aerobatic pilots wear bailout parachutes. Skydivers wear reserve parachutes. Both have the identical goal of saving the pilot's bacon when the primary flight means fails.

However, the manufacturers of reserve parachutes don't tend to manufacture bailout chutes and vice versa.

Is there a material difference between the two-- regulatory, physical, load requirements, etc...--, or is it just that the markets are so well-defined that there's little cross-pollination?

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While the parachutes themselves may have quite similar specifications (deploy up to terminal velocity, quick opening, payload of one adult, descent rate <8m/s, preferably around 5.5m/s) the attachment to the user and the location of the pack on the wearer’s body are somewhat different. Glider chutes used to be and perhaps still do double as seat padding. I’d guess the reasons for different types coming from different sources might be (a) designing a harness and deployment system is a bigger job than designing a parachute, or (b) both types are made in a factory in Indonesia and badged according to the wishes of the importer.

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