FAA Guidance

Air Traffic Bulletins
Bulletins are published by FAA to brief air traffic controllers on specific issues. These two bulletins clarify how air traffic controllers should handle parachute operations.

December 1995—Parachute Jumping and July 2004—Parachute Operations

Air Traffic Control
Chapter 9, Section 7—Parachute Operations prescribes air traffic control procedures and phraseology for use by persons providing air traffic control services.

Air Traffic Facility
Chapter 18, Section 4—Parachute Jump Operations provides direction and guidance for the day-to-day operation of facilities and offices under the administrative jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Organization.

FAA 7711-2 Instructions
Parachute demonstration or exhibitions jumps conducted into aviation events, congested areas on the surface, or open-air assemblies, require an FAA Certificate of Authorization to be issued by the FAA Flight Standards District Office with jurisdiction where the jump(s) will occur. FAA Form 7711-2 — the application for that authorization — can be found on both the FAA and USPA websites. Submit the application to the FSDO after completing the form using the FAA instructions.

Flight Standards Information Management System
This section provides guidance for FAA inspectors. It also consolidates a broad range of FAA source and reference material for easy use by all aeronautical users.