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Old 03-21-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
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I wanted to start a current thread for any current skydive pilots and/or potential ones. We can talk about crazy stuff we see at the DZ, job postings, aircraft info etc.

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Old 03-21-2016, 04:41 PM   #2
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Anyone have info on the DZ operation at Oceanside, CA KOKB. Hiring mins or pay? I think they just have the one plane but I see them flying a lot in their PAC 750XL with a sweet paint job.
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Anyone have info on the DZ operation at Oceanside, CA KOKB. Hiring mins or pay? I think they just have the one plane but I see them flying a lot in their PAC 750XL with a sweet paint job.
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Wow that was fast thanks for the info. I'm a local CFI looks like I'm about 500 hours short of your mins, but I live in South O and see your plane all the time. Thanks again for the quick response.
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Do any Skydiver company hire actual low time / wet commercial?

Browsing another site a lot of hour requirements are 500TT, I assume this is the standard minimum across all skydiving companies due to insurance?
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You are correct the 500TT is an insurance requirement. There are ways around it. I was hired on a 206 last year at 275 hours. The insurance company agreed to cover me after I had 25 hours in type flying jumpers. So I flew with another pilot onboard for 25 hours and was covered. A lot of drop zones are struggling to get pilots due to the fact cape air and a lot of 135 operations are taking guys at the 500 hours and paying better. So just send them your resume and show them you are willing to work hard and never compromise the safety of the drop zone and they might work with you. Also get some 182 time that helps as well. Good Luck!
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I know pilots flying Twin Otters in jump operations with under 500 hours.
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I know pilots flying Twin Otters in jump operations with under 500 hours.
How low though? I would think they have a fairly decent hour minimum for flying twin otters.
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I know pilots flying Twin Otters in jump operations with under 500 hours.
Do you mind sharing where?
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