Originally Posted by BeardedFlyer
The posted minimum times in a lot of those jump pilot ads on dropzone.com are ridiculous. Flying jumpers is supposed to be an entry level job. It doesn't take 1000 hours to know how to fly circles over an airport.
The good portion of those Dropzone's are flying turbine aircraft, and from what i can tell the same insurance company insures most all jump planes. Anything turbine is 1000 hours total time, period. There are a few loop holes (lots of time in type) but those are hard to come by, and most Dropzone's don't want to tie up a seat for 300 loads to train a new pilot.