Chernis Collapsible Main Pilot Chute

Chernis Collapsible Main Pilot Chute

Chernis Collapsible Main Pilot Chute
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Chernis Collapsible Main Pilot Chute.

The Chernis Collapsible Main Pilot Chute with black hackey or monkey first handle is a kill-line replacement pilot chute.

Note: As of January 2020, Chernis Pilot Chutes are no longer being manufactured with hackey handles. The new stock will now have a black monkey fist. We do have some hackey sack handle versions left in stock, but most shipments from ChutingStar now will come with a black monkey fist. Contact us if you need to know for sure which handle will be on your pilot chute.

The Chernis main pilot chute comes in a variety of fabric and bridle options for your canopy size and features a window to check that the pilot chute is cocked.

This collapsible replacement main pilot chute is manufactured by Larry Chernis, the former manufacturer of the Infinity container who has 35 years of manufacturing/rigging experience. These pilot chutes can be used on any container and are in stock with white F-111 or black ZP pilot chute fabric and a black monkey fist.

The Chernis Pilot Chutes currenly come in 28", 30" and 32" sizes in the F-111 fabric or 24", 28" and 30" in the ZP fabric, and standard or wingsuit bridle lengths.

  • The 24" ZP & 28" F-111 size is designed for canopies 150 square-feet or smaller. 

  • The 28" ZP & 30" F-111 size is designed for canopies 160-square-feet to 230-square-feet. 

  • The 30" ZP & 32" F-111 size is designed for canopies 240-square-feet or larger and/or larger wingsuit or AFF student applications.

Custom color pilot chutes and hackeys are available by request. The wingsuit bridle length for wingsuit setups is available at no extra charge.

Chernis Pilot Chutes come with a rapide link connector for assembly to the d-bag. ChutingStar recommends using a PD Reserve Slink for the D-bag connection to reduce the amount of metal inside the D-bag. Add a PD Reserve SLink to your order from the separate listing on

ChutingStar stocks all sizes and configurations of the Chernis Pilot Chutes.

Custom color requests have a 2-week turnaround time, and color availability will have to be verified with the manufacturer.

These colors are usually available in the ZP fabric as a custom order:

  • Neon Pink

  • Neon Orange

  • Neon Blue

  • Navy Blue

  • Royal Blue

  • Red

  • Purple

  • Lime Green

  • White

Black is a custom color available in F-111 fabric.

Almost any color of Monkey Fist handle can be ordered for an additional $25.

Custom color orders can placed by contacting the ChutingStar Crew via phone or e-mail.

Detail Information

Link Type1 Rapide Link (included)


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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Top notch customer service
Ordered this pilot chute recently, had a minor issue and reached out to Chutingstar about it. They replied in less than an hour and CC’d the manufacturer in the email, 5 minutes later I had a reply from the manufacturer (Larry Chernis himself) saying they take any manufacturing errors very seriously, apologized for the inconvenience, and asked which model I had so they could send me an immediate replacement. A week later I have a brand new, flawless pilot chute and am happily jumping again. 100% would order from Chernis again.
Review by Joel / (Posted on 7/13/2019)
Best you'll find at a cheaper price
I originally purchased this pilot chute when I noticed small tears on my stock chute. Not wanting to pay full retail for a Mirage pilot chute, I decided to go with this one, and I am glad I did. In its 150+ jumps so far, I have noticed no noticeable wear or deterioration. It also does a fantastic job at doing what it is supposed to do, and the build quality is exceptional for the price. If your main focus is wingsuiting, I would recommend buying a Squirrel SkySnatch pilot chute, but this will do perfectly fine if you are looking for a day to day, collapse-able pilot chute.
Review by John / (Posted on 4/5/2016)
Chernis Collapsible Main Pilot Chute