Parachute Duration Rules

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30.1 Scope

Parachute Duration Competition comprises seven events open to single-staged entries containing one or more parachutes for recovery purposes. The purpose of this event is to achieve the longest flight duration time.

30.2 Classes

This competition is divided into classes based on the permissible total impulse of the motor(s). The following classes of Parachute Duration Competition are established:

Motor Class Weighting Factor Multi-Round Maximum
1/8A 7 40 sec
1/4A 7 60 sec
1/2A 7 120 sec
A 7 180 sec
FAI A 7 300 sec
B 8 240 sec
C 9 300 sec