Waho. you can get with C-182 to 10,000 ft. yesterday It took us about 8 min for the first 1000 ft it was just at the pomp and 45 min later we were still not at 9000 ft. it just takes too dam long . One of Our dropzone rulles C-182 go no higher than 9,000 ft (and even then it cost more than it brings) Amir
Vy for the older straight tailed Cessna 182's... 89mph at sea level, 85mph at 5000 msl, 82 mph at 7500 msl, 80mph at 10000msl... The service ceiling on my 1956 is 20,100' and they do go that high... I ve dropped jumpers from flight level 210 at least 10 times... quickest time to 210 was 42 minutes, longest was 50 minutes... all with 4 jumpers. Everytime I file to drop jumpers, the controllers always challenge me and make bets, etc. (I do let them know where I can no longer maintain the 500 feet per minute... (usually around 13-14k).
Gotta love them old 182's!
(Vy at 20,000 is about 60-65 mph, best I recall...)
Who knows....maybe the pilot just has no idea what Vy means? Years ago I saw a jump pilot try to climb a 182 at 90KIAS all the way to altitude..
Hrm, that is what the owner/other jump pilot tells me to climb at.. we have a 56 straight tail 182. I got so bored today that I was riding thermals all the way to altitude and shaved around 4 minutes off the climb. Also did some RW work with a tandem while I was in the airplane, now THAT was fun.
And a friend of mine got his swoop cord caught on something on the door coming out of the Caravan a year or so ago....he dangled behind the plane until it broke.....didn't take very long till he was on his way....at least he got some ff time!
I know I don't know what I'm talking about ,but 5 pilot can't be all wrong. maybe you guys have a different motor wings or Superman to help bring this plan to altt. but we have to sit for 50 min +- to 9,000 Amir
quade (D 22635)
Mar 31, 2002, 11:04 PM
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