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BALLISTIC RECOVERY SYSTEMS, INC. APPOINTS NELSON TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 ST. PAUL, Minn., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRSI) announced today it has appointed Robert L. Nelson to its board of directors.
 Nelson has over 25 years of financial and business management experience in the aviation industry, and is particularly skilled at identifying opportunities for business growth and implementing effective growth strategies. He is currently president and chief operating officer of Wipaire, Inc., of South St. Paul. Previously, he founded Robert L. Nelson & Associates, a financial and business management services firm with an emphasis on general aviation. Additionally, Nelson was senior vice president and manger of commercial lending for American National Bank. For five years Nelson was employed by Grumman Corporation, where he most recently served as director of aircraft financing. Nelson also held the position of marketing administrator for Cessna Aircraft, and assistant engineer for McDonnell Douglas.
 "Bob Nelson has an extraordinary level of hands-on experience in the aviation business. He understands the challenges that small aviation companies such as BRS face," Boris Popov, the company's chairman, said. "We are fortunate to have attracted someone of Mr. Nelson's caliber to the board of directors."
 Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes rocket-powered parachute systems which are designed to recover aircraft under catastrophic airborne conditions.
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 /CONTACT: Boris Popov, chairman, Ballistic Recovery Systems, 612-457-7491/
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