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History repeats itself….almost.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

About a year ago I made a blog post here about whether the “money shot” (rolling hard after last jumper was out so that you could dive past the freefalling jumper) was worth it. I added video and a graphic photo of what the collision with a freefall photographer’s face looks like. However, a Porter pilot at Thai Sky Adventures decided his metal was better.

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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The question about whether single-engine planes versus multi-engine planes are safer has been asked recently. Until now I had not grouped the jump plane accidents here in those types of categories. You can click here to see the results that will update as accidents are added to the database.

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Thank you for your support!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

November 22, 2013 saw the official re-launch of DiverDriver.com. I want to thank Christy West for her unfailing dedication to helping me see this website flourish. If it wasn’t for her I could not do what you see now. Also, this December will be the 14th anniversary of the original launch of the website in 2000.

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Emergency!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

How many of you would say that you had adequate, in depth training to be a DiverDriver? Did you come to that first 182 job already “checked out” in 182s or did the DZ train you? When I was first hired that was the norm to already have time in type and then they would train you for the jump pilot part of the job.

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Safety Day… For Pilots!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

USPA is once again entertaining Safety Day March 8, 2014 for skydivers. It’s a day designed to refresh everyone on managing the threats associated with skydiving. Often dropzones will have their pilot or visiting pilot give talks on aircraft safety to the local skydivers.

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Want to take your jump plane somewhere?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Let’s face it. We build up time in our planes pretty quick. We become confident in our control and satisfied with our precision. However, at some point you may be asked to ferry your aircraft to another location to fly jumpers. This may seem like no big deal as we’ve all done cross country flights to attain our licenses. Right?

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