Second Chantz is Back!
John Dunham of Second Chantz Aerial Survival Equipment Inc. announced the reincarnation of his company, which will manufacture and distribute recovery systems for most light-sport aircraft, plus perform repacking, updating, and scheduled service for ballistic recovery systems from any manufacturer. Additionally, Second Chantz will distribute new ballistic recovery systems, such as the Magnum parachute system, which are manufactured by a Czech company, and will bring back its patented A.I.R.-equipped recovery devices for hang gliding and paragliding pilots.
Second Chantz was a major ballistic parachute manufacturer between 1981 and 1995. During that time frame, it designed and manufactured over 4,000 ballistic recovery systems for experimental aircraft, ultralights, hang gliders, and paragliders, while logging over 70 saves around the world. The company was closed down in mid-1995, and John went on to other ventures. The company’s history and achievements are chronicled at www.SecondChantz.blogspot.com.
Many from the former Second Chantz team have jumped at the chance to get back into the business with John. They’re looking forward to giving its 4,000 former customers a “second chance” on their out-of-date recovery systems and also giving Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) some friendly head-to-head competition. John said he is starting the company up again simply because “It’s what I know and love. There is no better feeling than receiving a phone call from an excited customer who has just taken a ride on one of your systems during an emergency.”
With a new state-of-the-art repacking facility coming together in Carson City, Nevada, Second Chantz is ready to start taking new system orders and perform repack services now. It will have replacement rocket motors for systems over 12 years old and can update most systems manufactured since 1982. Contact John Dunham at SecondChantz2@gmail.com or call 775-315-0133.