Special Dives: Low/High Pulls, Toy Dives, Pond Swooping
High openings and low passes must take into account the number of airplanes flying, other skydiving activities, and canopy descent rate. We cannot always accommodate low passes or high openings.
We cannot guarantee that low-pass jumpers will land alone unless only one plane is flying.
Ensure that the aircraft is configured for your exit regardless of your exit altitude.
Licensed jumpers wishing to open above 5,500 feet (such as CRW or canopy flight courses) must discuss their flight plans with the drop zone manager beforehand. High-opening canopies will be assigned an airspace box where they must stay until 1,500 feet.
Jumpers wishing to open at full altitude must exit last. No exceptions.
Jumpers straying outside their airspace box will not be allowed further high openings.
High pullers must declare their intended pull altitude to the pilot and the entire load.
You must sign our pond waiver in manifest before swooping the pond.
Your approach and turn for your pond swoop should not encroach on aircraft operations on the runway.
Toy dives are jumps on which you bring an unnecessary toy or piece of equipment (anything from a Barbie doll to a tube or inflatable raft) that can become separated from you.
No weighted spaceballs. No exceptions. The risk to people and property on the ground is too great.
Before taking your toy for a skydive, you must brief the pilot of the plane you’ll be jumping on what you are doing. If the aircraft is hot-turning and you can’t reach the pilot, speak with the drop zone manager or manifest, who can then communicate with the pilot.
If you have a heavy item, your jump run/freefall area must be over an open field in case you drop the toy (the pilot will help).
Have a plan for deploying your parachute safely while keeping control of the toy.
One Reply to “Special Dives: Low/High Pulls, Toy Dives, Pond Swooping”
Good info. Thanks! Love these newsletters.