Parachute Operations

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Mission Overview

Textron Aviation offers economical options for parachute operations well-tailored to the needs of both recreational and professional applications. Whether you’re hauling customers or commandos you’ll be able to get up to 20 people up and over the drop zone quickly and in the proven reliability of a Textron Aviation aircraft. Available options include roll up cabin door, belted passenger benches, drop zone proximity lights and more.

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Parachute Ready Aircraft

 

  • Caravan
  • Grand Caravan EX
  • Caravan

    The Cessna® Caravan® is the ideal aircraft for parachute operations with the ability to operate out of rural airports and carry up to 15 jumpers with bench style seating. The available roll up cabin door opens easily in-flight and creates an obstruction free opening for jumping. For commercial and military operations alike, the Caravan excels.

    • Color coordinated drop zone notification lights
    • Remote pilot closure of roll up door
    • External steps and handrails
    Learn more at cessna.txtav.com
    Maximum Cruise Speed 186 ktas (344 km/h)
    Maximum Range 1,070 nm (1,982 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,055 ft (626 m)
    Landing Distance 1,625 ft (495 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,234 fpm (376 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 175 kias (324 km/h)
  • Grand Caravan EX

    The Cessna® Grand Caravan® EX is the ideal aircraft for parachute operations with the abilities to operate out of rural airports and carry up to 20 jumpers with bench style seating. The available roll up cabin door opens easily in-flight and creates an obstruction free opening for jumping. For commercial and military operations alike, the Caravan excels.

    • Color coordinated drop zone notification lights
    • Remote pilot closure of roll up door
    • External steps and handrails

    Learn more at cessna.txtav.com
    Maximum Cruise Speed 195 ktas (361 km/h)
    Maximum Range 964 nm (1,785 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,160 ft (658 m)
    Landing Distance 1,871 ft (570 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,330 fpm (405 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 175 kias (324 km/h)

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