Comet 228 Canopy

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Comet 228 was designed by Bill Gargano circa 1980. Bill made Comets for a few years, then sold the rights to Strong Enterprises and Parachutes Australia.

Seven-cell, Dacron lines and one of the first canopies made of F-111 fabric. Comets competed with Pegasus, Fury, Cruiselite, PD 7-cells, etc.

Comets fell out of fashion in the late 1980s, so good luck finding one in someone's back closet. The closest modern equivalent would be a reserve or Triathlon. Some of the CReW (Canopy Formation Competition) (e.g. PD Lightning) look like Comets, but are probably trimmed to steeply nose-down for ground-launching.

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