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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 of caveats) when the aircraft intentionally exceeds a 60-degree bank or an attitude of 30 degrees. So why do so many Cessna 182 jump pilots wear parachutes? The requirement comes within the FAA approval for a Cessna jump door or door-removal modification. The STC or FAA field approval contains operating/condition limitations that apply with t

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