Jump Pilot Academy℠ is the premiere and the only pilot school dedicated to jump pilot training and job placement in the United States.
Jump Pilot Academy℠ is specifically established to train new FAA CPL holders with 250 PIC flight hours on how to fly for skydiving operations according to FAA CFR 105 and USPA Recommendations.
Recreational and sport skydiving in the USA and around the world has experienced and incredible growth over the last decade and to satisfy the adrenaline needs of the skydivers and the business needs of the Drop Zone operators, many well trained and qualified pilots are needed to fly the jump planes to altitude and back to the ground safely and efficiently over and over on daily bases.
OUR JUMP PILOT TRAINING TEAM
LEARN FROM THE BEST!
The Jump Pilot Academy℠ team consists of some of the most experienced jump pilots in the skydiving industry. They have tens of 1000’s of flight hours as jump pilots on various aircraft are specifically selected to pass on the much need and valuable training on to you.
You will learn from the best not only the tricks of the trade, but how to be safe, efficient and what the operators expect from you as a Jump Pilot.
WHY JUMP PILOTING?
EARN A LIVING WHILE GAINING EXPERIENCE AND HAVING FUN!
Getting a job as a Jump Pilot at a skydiving operation (Drop Zone) would be one of the best ways for the new CPL holders to establish much needed experience and to build flight hours fast in order move your career as a Commercia Pilot in the right direction. Being a Jump Pilot is not only a great career trampoline, but a fun and one of a kind experience for the pilot and for the customers.
If you just got your FAA CPL and have about 250 hours – most likely you are not employable due to multiple factors, lack of experience, low flight hours and do not meet your employer’s insurance requirements. Well you are not the only one! Many new CPL holders are in the same situation as you! Becoming a Jump Pilot will provide you with an opportunity to build hours fast and gain a lot of valuable experience in a short period of time.
Although, Jump Pilot jobs are considered entry level jobs in aviation the Jump Pilot job is the first step and possibly the best opportunity you have to gain experience and build flight hours fast. Because of the fun nature of the job, some pilots love it so much, they turn it into a life long career. Being a Jump Pilot can be very rewarding – financially and personally.
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THE JUMP AIRCRAFT
C-108 / C-206 / C-208 / KING AIR 90 / TWIN OTTER / SKYVAN / CASA / L-410 / AN-2
The skydiving industry uses variety of aircraft specifically converted to accommodate skydiving operations. The C-182 with O-470 / 230hp is the workhorse of the industry. Depending on what part of the world you are, some of the most popular aircraft used are, C-182, C-205, C-206, C-208, King Air 90 / 200, Twin Otter, Skyvan, CASA, L-410 (Europe), AN-2 (Europe), Pilatus Porter, Kodiak, PAC 750 XL and other popular piston and turboprop aircraft. If you decide to make Jump Piloting a career you will have the opportunity to fly all of them and travel the world to some of the most exotic locations imaginable to fly jumpers and have a fantastic time.
THE SCHOOL LOCATION
Jump Pilot Academy℠ is located 55 miles NE of Las Vegas at Overton Municipal Airport – Perkins Field – U08.
1110 AIRPORT ROAD
MOAPA VALLEY NV 89040