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chuteshack

Oct 25, 2012, 6:56 PM
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anyone remember a dz in northern calif that was surrounded by fishfarms?


377  (F 666)

Oct 30, 2012, 4:22 PM
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Nope.

I remember Calistoga, Santa Nella, Pope Valley, Santa Rosa and a few other NorCal DZs now gone, But I dont recall fish farms near any of them.

Maybe someone else knows.

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skycatcher68

Oct 30, 2012, 4:51 PM
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anyone remember a dz in northern calif that was surrounded by fishfarms?

I don't know the answer, but I've always wondered about this "dropzone" on the San Francisco sectional chart south of Sacramento.
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skycatcher68

Oct 30, 2012, 5:17 PM
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Here's what the area looks like on Google Earth.
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377  (F 666)

Nov 1, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Good catch. I wonder what DZ this is?

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SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Nov 1, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Interesting DZ location, since this is in my area I thought I would do a little more investigating.

The closest airport where the "skydiving" is depicted on the map should be Sky Way Airport in Elk Grove, CA. Not really that close to the fish ponds actually (map attached, airport depicted as point "A").

I called the manager and when asked about the history of any parachute jumping she said "No jumping EVER!", in not a nice tone. So still leaves a question as to the origin of the symbol.


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oldwomanc6

Nov 1, 2012, 8:16 PM
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Good catch. I wonder what DZ this is?

377

LaughLaugh


377  (F 666)

Nov 2, 2012, 6:52 AM
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I called the manager and when asked about the history of any parachute jumping she said "No jumping EVER!", in not a nice tone. So still leaves a question as to the origin of the symbol.

"No jumping EVER."

Hmmmm... Sounds like a challenge to me. Wink

I think I see canopies in her future, perhaps next summer.

What are the legalities? The only off DZ jumps I've made we're from a balloon and a glider. Does that parachute symbol on the sectional mean we can jump there without FAA hassles?

I wonder how many other "phantom DZs" exist on maps?

377


skycatcher68

Nov 2, 2012, 4:28 PM
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Dang! Mustang Airport was on the market for a while, and seems to have found a buyer. Would have made a nice personal dz halfway between Sacramento and Lodi.

Mustang Airport


oldwomanc6

Nov 2, 2012, 7:35 PM
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Dang! Mustang Airport was on the market for a while, and seems to have found a buyer. Would have made a nice personal dz halfway between Sacramento and Lodi.

Mustang Airport

I don't know. " 80 Acres ready for permanent planting" Not a ringing endorsement for a DZ. Tongue


pontiacgtp00  (F 111)

Nov 2, 2012, 8:21 PM
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Quite a few, if not hundreds.

It would still be considered trespassing if you did a jump into one of these areas without permission. The symbol is simply there to warn pilots that there may or has been parachute activity in that area. It does not specify skydivers, military, etc.


DJL  (C License)

Nov 9, 2012, 6:15 PM
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I called the manager and when asked about the history of any parachute jumping she said "No jumping EVER!", in not a nice tone. So still leaves a question as to the origin of the symbol.

"No jumping EVER."

Hmmmm... Sounds like a challenge to me. Wink

I think I see canopies in her future, perhaps next summer.

What are the legalities? The only off DZ jumps I've made we're from a balloon and a glider. Does that parachute symbol on the sectional mean we can jump there without FAA hassles?

I wonder how many other "phantom DZs" exist on maps?

377

So, for a jump at a place not licensed as a DZ all you need is a waiver for said location. Sounds like one could obtain the waiver without the AO knowing about it.


topdocker  (D 12018)

Nov 13, 2012, 2:15 PM
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There is a private strip up that way and one of the houses is a jumper. I know he does a few demos into it a year, maybe he just converted it to a dropzone to save paperwork. I will ask him when I see him.

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ldk  (A License)

Feb 3, 2014, 9:48 AM
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No fish Farms aound Pope or Calistoga.



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