According to the recommendations of the free flight federations, a rescue parachute has a lifespan of 10 years.
This means that it should be changed every 10 years and that it is not possible to resell a parachute that is more than 10 years old.
A winning strategy is to change your parachute every 7 to 8 years, because you can benefit from a recovery of your old parachute.
Thanks to the takeover, you can equip yourself with a new generation parachute which is even safer and more reliable than your old parachute. You gain in Security, without it costing you more in the long term.
Calculation of recovery
According to the model (MCC - Compagnion - Sky - Supair), The price of the recovery is equal to the price of the new parachute, divided by 10, multiplied by the number of years of life remaining.
You have a SOS light Aviation Mcc Parachute which at 7 years old
(purchase price: 740.— minus 15% discount = 630.—)
Recovery = 630. — divided by 10 years = 63.— times 3 years (remaining life) = 189. — chf
Purchase of a new parachute:
If you buy the new sky steme 3: 650.— minus 15% = 552. — minus 189 .-- = 363. — chf
If you buy the new SQR light: 1050.— minus 20% = 839. — minus 189 .-- = 650 .-- chf