drogue parachute

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drogue parachute
attached to an F-16XL
fighter jet

drogue parachute

n.
1. A parachute used to stabilize or decelerate a fast-moving object, especially a small parachute used to slow down a reentering spacecraft or satellite prior to deployment of the main parachute.
2. A small parachute used to pull a main parachute from its storage pack.
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Noun1.drogue parachute - a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
2.drogue parachute - a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
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While The US Air Force is completing another round of cold-weather testing of the F-35A at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Norway completed a successful verification of the drag chute system at rland Air Force Base in Norway February 16th.
Together, the Norwegian and US Air Forces recently tested out the handling qualities of the F-35A with a Norwegian-made drag chute, ensuring the operational stealth capabilities of the jet in extreme conditions (f35.
Triumph currently provides a number of structural components and systems the on F-35 as well, such as hydraulic valves, the drag chute actuator (for Norwegian F-35s), and the holdback bar for the F-35C.
Approximately 3-4 seconds after touching down, the pilot deployed the drag chute.
That forklift platform is classed as "Heavy Equipment" and requires an extraction parachute to exit the aircraft (literally, a drag chute attached to the platform yanks it out of the aircraft where the main parachutes deploy to lower it to the ground).
Capt Hall flawlessly executed the F-117 Abort Critical Action Procedure (CAP), by bringing the throttles to idle, deploying the drag chute, and applying the brakes.
Aviation Survival Technicians (AST) inspect, service and maintain C-130 Hercules oxygen and wing raft systems; HU-25 Guardian oxygen systems and drag chute assemblies; and HH-65 Dolphin and HH-60 Jayhawk flotation systems.
The demonstration ended as a disaster, The pilot pressed the wrong button and, instead of launching a salvo of big flares, deployed his landing drag chute.
Because we still were relatively slow and had over 8,000 feet of runway left, neither the drag chute nor the hook were necessary to stop comfortably.
Aside from the weather, the only uncertainty involved a drag chute lying exposed in Discovery's stern after its cover fell off at launch on Oct.