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Dear Prof Scott

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_Recovery_Systems
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_B--xSUxBA
http://www.cirruspilots.org/Content/CAPSHistory.aspx
http://cirrusaircraft.com/innovation/
http://www.flymach1.com/caps.html
http://www.damninteresting.com/retired/cirrus-airframe-parachute-system/
http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/modifications-maintenance/first-cirrus-chute-r
http://fearoflanding.com/accidents/cirrus-parachute-system-in-action/
http://www.askcaptainlim.com/-air-crash-aviation-34/233-could-mega-airplane-para

Could this systems be useful in commercial aircraft carriers where Total weight of the aircraft is the main parameter for safe landing
in emergency conditions ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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After watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_B--xSUxBA
it is apparent that they are very close to developing it.

Here, it states that there are over 30,000 planes with parachutes on them and over 200 lives have been saved.  As stated here, soon it should be available on planes everywhere.  With the way advances it technology are going, I'm sure they'll have it pretty soon.

As far as the weight of the aircraft, I'm sure the chutes will be able to handle more weight soon.  Whatever has been thought that it couldn't be done, it has.  To state a few:

When they still had horses, no one ever dreamed of a car,
but now they are here in all shapes and sizes.  

When the first plane was made, nobody new how far they'd go.
They now have planes that could carry several people.

When the first car was made, they needed to be crank started, but now a key can be turned.

When the first PC was developed, no one ever thought they would be connected worldwide,
but now they are.  When the first floppy disk was made, they were quite flimsy and only
held around 128K of data.  They are now made in many sizes and shapes.  I myself now own
almost a half dozen thumb drives.  The memory on them is many gigabytes.

Dishes have been around for centuries, and it was thought of as a bummer that they needed to be washed.  That didn't persist much once they had technology developed, for they then decided to make dishwashers.

The food we eat use to have to be kept in special bins out in the creek to be kept cold.
Nowadays, we have refrigerators and freezers.  At some places, they are even big enough to be walk-in size.

It use to take a fireplace with lots of wood to get heat in the winter, and then it took an electric furnace, so it only required the poke of a finger.  Now, they have them where they can be set to come on at certain times.  When I was growing up, we had to make sure we had enough wood by the end of summer to last until next spring, for that was our heat back in the 1960's.  Now, we have a timed furnace and don't even think about it.

Several centuries ago, you had to make sure you had enough horse feed for long trips.
In the past few centuries, people had to make sure they had enough gas.  It probably started at 10 mpg (miles/gallon) and slowly evolved to almost 50 mpg on small cars.  As I was watching  the news tonight, someone just developed a car that can get several hundred or even  thousand miles per gallon by the use of solar panels on the surface of the car.

Need I say more?  Anything that they have dreams about doing one day is done soon.  As technology continues to evolve, it is going even faster.  Having viewed the documents sent, it can be seen that it is already being developed.  

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