Aircraft Operations And Pilot Training
All new US-based USPA Group Members Drop Zones are required to submit a customized Flight Operations Handbook with their application. USPA provides a Flight Operations Handbook template, originally by Ray Ferrell, that can be used to cover a variety of topics related to aircraft procedures and pilot training for skydiving operations. It includes sections on several popular skydiving aircraft, and pilot flight competency and proficiency checks. This Word document may also be edited to suit company needs. Contact USPA Government Relations for assistance creating a customized Flight Operations Handbook specific to your drop zone.
The Jump Pilot Training Syllabus serves as an outline for topics that should be covered during initial and recurrent jump pilot training. Aircraft operators are encouraged to tailor this Word document to their needs. Sections may be added to address pilot training in specific skydiving aircraft. The syllabus was created by Chris Schindler, whose website DiverDriver, is “the jump pilot’s information resource.”
The USPA Skydiving Aircraft Operations Manual was designed to provide DZOs and their pilots with a guide to procedures and practices that supplement FAA regulatory requirements. The newly revised USPA Skydiving Aircraft Operations Manual is now available for download.