Feds Get BRS Chute For Wildlife Monitoring Aircraft

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Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) has installed its unique safety system on a piston single used by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the company announced on Tuesday. The Cessna 182 will be flown by pilots in the Fish and Wildlife division on low-altitude, long-duration missions over inhospitable terrain. "If the BRS system is used in an emergency, it will give the pilot another safety option in the event of any unscheduled off-airport landing, said BRS spokesman John Gilmore. This installation was the 55th by BRS in a Cessna aircraft, the first in a federally operated aircraft and the first in a Garmin G1000-equipped airplane. BRS says its parachute recovery systems have been credited with saving the lives of 201 pilots and passengers.