We have a certified parachute “rigger” whom can pack your chute to keep it current. We charge 100.00 for this service. Save you taking the risk of shipping the chute in two directions across the country and risk of piercing the shipping carton en route. 

We intend to stock the Strong Parachute line this year (2019) as well as the National which we have in stock. We just returned from T6 Warbird Training in Florida and were very impressed with a seat pack model that has a “ripcord” feature that “pulls” the two pins on the parachute pack when the pilot or passenger exits the plane in an emergency. We’ll have a photo of this up on the website shortly with a detailed description. Strong offers many different “models.” The one we used in Florida in the T6 was our first experience with this manufacturer and we were very impressed. Extremely comfortable and user friendly in a busy cockpit.  We plan on stocking a representation of the more popular. More to come shortly. KH



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National Parachutes


 PATTY WAGSTAFF — 3-time US National Aerobatics Champion and professional air show  pilot says “I LOVE MY NATIONAL”  (so will you)!

Patty is very happy about the added comfort on her “A Harness Option”

recently replaced their aircraft and outfitted the new fleet with NATIONAL PARACHUTES. Team leader, Andre Lortie, chose our new ” A” Harness option for the team.  They appreciate the improved comfort combined with the convenience of a “standard harness” configuration.  Consider this no-additional-charge comfort option on your next parachute!

Have you considered an emergency chute for aerobatic purposes?

Remember, FAR(s) require a parachute for both pilot and
passenger when performing aerobatic maneuvers.

The biggest problem pilots have in choosing a suitable emergency parachute is not having the ability to try on the different “packing configurations” inside their own planes before selecting a model. At our Bremerton National Airport location, we offer you the chance to try on the chute in your own plane and go flying for an hour to try it out.

In our Stearmans we use the “seat packs” because you cannot afford to be pushed forward towards the stick.
Citabrias and Decathlons use the “backpacks” and Pitts, Yaks and Warbirds generally use “seatpacks” but each pilot is different in his or her preference. .

Olde Thyme Aviation, Inc. is your Northwest dealer for NATIONAL PARACHUTE. National Parachute has the best reputation for quality, workmanship and service.

National’s Back Pack was developed with the pilot in mind and is our most popular model.  The teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits.  The shape and size make this model the most all-around universal parachute.

National’s Seat Pack is especially desirable when the cockpit has more vertical space than horizontal. For added comfort, the seat pad has one inch of “Astronaut Foam” above the parachute container (user accessible/adjustable via Velcro closure).

At Olde Thyme Aviation ® , we stock each “packing configuration” in every size at our hangars in Seattle Washington.

Contact us at our daytime (0800 to 1800 PST)  phone number  (206)-730-1412 to arrange a meeting at our office at the Bremerton Airport Terminal  Ask for Ken.

Try before you buy” is our motto.  We will provide you with the models and sizes you request.         Put on a parachute and sit in your plane.   How does it feel and does it change your posture in the cockpit? Isn’t this a much better way to buy such an important item?

To select the model of parachute you would like to try,  review the styles above or go to the NATIONAL PARACHUTE web site at and read the descriptions of all the models. Then contact us to arrange for your fitting.

Professionals, when choosing a parachute, demand comfort and reliability. They also require top quality, lightweight and low bulk. It is easy to understand why they fly with NATIONAL, the parachute of choice.

(206)-730-1412  or 206-730-1064  and get your free fitting so you can fly with protection and comfort.