LOL @ Aussie Nick. But I totally agree with you, but it aint gonna happen in skydiving.
To the OP, Id be asking for the skydive company to give you a rate to use their aeroplane to burn 10hrs worth of holes in the sky so you can fly for them, then compare with other rates you find, there is a C206 advertised in Aviation trader for pvt hire. Personally Id go hire one and actually go somewhere with the 10hrs. Consider the C210 too as it will cover for 206 time for most operators. (I say most, because one I flew, the owner was wanting speciffically 206 time not 210 or anyting else, insurance reasons he claimed)
abnfamous, skydive pilots require as a minimum, PPL, 100hrs in command and 10 on type.
To the OP, Id be asking for the skydive company to give you a rate to use their aeroplane to burn 10hrs worth of holes in the sky so you can fly for them, then compare with other rates you find, there is a C206 advertised in Aviation trader for pvt hire.
Or even better, just get the resident senior pilot to sit in on 10 hours worth of sorties while you actually fly the aircraft you will be using in the operation. Most half reasonable DZ's will allow you to do this if you cover the slot of the person sitting in. It's what I did back in the day when I had zero 206 time to meet the APF requirement.
Meat Bombing in a C206, goodness brings back some memories many moons ago.
I had a premature inflation in a 206 once when there were about 6 of the nutters hanging out the back. A big guy too. Ripped him out of the group and he smashed his leg to smithereens on the right horizontal stab, lucky only his leg for him. It bent the outboard half up about 15'. Elevator was stiff but still fully moving, and surprisingly no real change in the feel. Be careful seriously, in the 206, the meat tends to love giving you a rear CoG.
If the Human Meat Factory is not arranging this 10 hrs for you, then you defiantly don't want to "work" for them. They are are biz where the general public pay them to take them flying. You are going to be paid right? ??????
You will get much more out of the 10 hours, in their own machine involved in the operation that you will just flying around the country side for 10 hours. They SHOULD know this and be proactive in setting this up, to help them as well.