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Quick Airspace Question On Parachute Jumping Areas

Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:08 pm

Just wondering: Can you fly through an active parachute jumping area? Are they like MOAs (you can fly through them) or are they like Prohibited Areas (you cannot fly through them)? It is very hard to find information on this. Thanks.
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RE: Quick Airspace Question On Parachute Jumping Areas

Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:09 pm

Nope, no restriction on flying through them. They are depicted on VFR charts and information about the drop zones can be found in an A/FD. It is always the pilot's responsability to see and avoid, but the jump pilot also has to broadcast over the local CTAF prior to jumpers, and when they jump, and what altidude they're jumping from.

Forgive me if I don't know the details, as I don't fly jump planes, this is just based on what I've observed when flying near dropzones.

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RE: Quick Airspace Question On Parachute Jumping Areas

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:37 pm

No there isnt ,But usaully when its going on theres a airshow or some kind of warning And I can remember one case where a Jumper hit a 182 In the tail of the aircraft crash (fatal 4) and the skydiver lived to tell the story. the pilot of the aircraft probaly had no clue what happend

27 - Jumps over or within restricted or prohibited areas.
105.23 - Jumps in or into other airspace.
105.33 - Parachute jumps between sunset and sunrise.
105.35 - Liquor and drugs.
105.11 - Applicability.
105.37 - Inspections.
105.41 - Applicability.
105.19 - Jumps in or into Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D airspace.
105.43 - Parachute equipment and packing requirements.
105.1 - Applicability.
105.17 - Jumps over or onto airports.
105.15 - Jumps over or into congested areas or open air assembly of persons.
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