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Old 19th May 2017, 12:00   #1 (permalink)


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Looking for pilots with CAA parachuting permissions and aircraft with drop provision

Hi all,

I am one of the first paraglider pilots in the UK to be granted a CAA Display Authorisation. I'm keen to promote and raise awareness of the sport by conducting displays at airshows, as well as giving the public something different and unusual to watch.

Within the sport of paragliding there are tried and tested, recognised exit methods from both helicopter and balloon aircraft. These are routinely used in various countries for air displays so that the paraglider pilot can exit the aircraft (like a parachutist) to then perform a routine in the display box.

I am looking for UK helicopter pilots who currently have, or would consider getting CAA dropping permissions as well as suitably modified aircraft with a dropping provision in the flight manual or that has been approved by the CAA for the dropping of persons. The aim would be to perform in various air displays across the UK.

Perhaps that might be you, or you may know someone who fits, any information would be greatly appreciated. I'll also provide more specific details on request.

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Old 19th May 2017, 17:06   #2 (permalink)
 
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Not actually sure what you are asking, I am currently a current helicopter parachute pilot. Also have a Hughes 500 D model that we use quite a bit to drop guys from ( 4 at a time )
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