SAFE LANDINGS: The Story of ASR
In this preview, ASR founders reconnect with the original Stinson used in the 1967 FAA test flight and begin work on a documentary film tracing the company’s history & promise of a safer future for General Aviation.
"Our vision is to bring a new dimension of safety to personal transportation."
-- Dario P. Manfredi, Founder
1967 PROOF OF CONCEPT
Dario J. Manfredi, and his partner, Angelo Raiti, were years ahead of their time in the early 1960s when they began a quest to devise a system that would safely land a plane and its passengers in the event of a catastrophic in-flight emergency. They tested their system in a specially-equipped Stinson Voyager in an FAA-sanctioned test flight on November 9, 1967 at Lakehurst Navel Air Station in New Jersey. The system worked as planned, separating the wings and bringing the fuselage down safely with little or no damage.