The Skydiving Season

Pilots often ask, “When does the skydiving season start and when does it end?” The answer depends on the region of the country and on the...

182 Pilots Must Watch the Door

Jump pilots, especially Cessna 182 pilots, must always be ready for a premature parachute deployment. 182s seem to more susceptible since...

Jet Flies Formation with Canopies

A video gone viral of late showing a corporate jet maneuvering among open parachutes has drawn lots of online views and more than a few...

Why 182 Jump Pilots Wear Parachutes

I’m often asked which FAR requires a jump pilot to wear a parachute. The answer is…none. FAR 91.307 only requires parachutes (with lots...

Insurance and the 182 Jump Pilot

You know the drill, you'll need "500 hours, 25 in a 182 and 25 jump flights." Can you get a jump pilot job with under 500 hours? Yes....

(D)icey Descents

For all the attributes of a Cessna 182, one fault is a carburetor prone to developing ice. Many 182s have gone down due to carburetor...

About those Madras Super Tips...

I'm not even sure you can order them anymore but lots of Cessnas have the Madras Super Tips still installed. These are not the Wing-X...

March 1990 AOPA Pilot Magazine

JumpersAway.com started up in 2021, but I became a Cessna 182 jump pilot in 1988. After a season and a half of flying jumpers, I had this...