drogue chute

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Noun1.drogue chute - 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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A drogue chute had pulled the platform out of the back of the aircraft, resulting in the happening, he added.
"It's like swimming without touching the water," Baumgartner said, adding later: "There was a period of time where I really thought I was in trouble." But Baumgartner regained control as the air density increased in lower altitudes, allowing him to continue the free-fall at full speed instead of deploying a drogue chute. Oct 15, 2012