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Had the opportunity to make a jump from a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress recently and it definitely ranks up there with my top 5 all time memorable jump ships. The others? The Perris DC-9, Casas, Skyvans and several types of helicopters.


What are some of yours?
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I've jumped many different types of aircraft, from C-172, C-182, Caravan, Otter, Skyvan, Casa, Beech 18, hot air baloon, and helicopters.

All memorable in their own right, but perhaps the most obscure aircraft I've jumped from was an Antonov AN2 several years ago. A large Biplane of soviet/russian design. Took 13 jumpers to an altitude of 10500' in approximately 40 minutes. But jump run was at an airspeed of between 30 - 35 mph. I remember standing in the door staring at the spot forever. We had a headwind at altitude of 25-30 mph. Lots of fun for 10 way speed stars.
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Had the opportunity to make a jump from a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress recently and it definitely ranks up there with my top 5 all time memorable jump ships. The others? The Perris DC-9, Casas, Skyvans and several types of helicopters.


What are some of yours?



Same ones you have (only one chopper, though) plus a vintage Boeing Steerman bi-plane :)
Whole list would be:

C-182
C-185
C-205
Caravan
Otter
Skyvan
King Air
Casa
Pilatus Porter
Astar 350 Helicopter
Boeing DC-9
B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing Steerman bi-plane

Still want to add a hot air balloon to that list...
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Beechcraft
Bonanza
D-18
King Air 90
King Air 200

Cessna
172
180
182
205
206
207
210
Caravan
411

Piper
Cherokee 6
Lance
Seneca
Turbo Lance
Tri-Pacer

Helicopters
Hughes 300
Hughes 500
CH-37

Other
AT-6
AirVan
B-25
Blanik L-13 Glider
BN-2B-26 Islander
C-123
C-47
Casa
DC-3
DC-3 - Turbine
Grumman Tiger
Howard DGA
Lockheed Loadstar
Partenavia P-68
Piltaus Porter
Bellanca Scout
Sky Van
Stearman – PW 450
Twin Otter
Super Otter
Wilga
DC-9

Sparky
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Had the opportunity to make a jump from a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress recently and it definitely ranks up there with my top 5 all time memorable jump ships. The others? The Perris DC-9, Casas, Skyvans and several types of helicopters.


What are some of yours?


B-25 5/22/62

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Replying to all of the above...

I only saw a B-25 listed for two folks. I've had two B-25 jumps out of two different planes.

One of them was the Silver Lady and the other was the Blue Dog.

Anyone ever launch a 2way out of the bombay of a B-25 besides me?;)

Another cool jump was from a Sikorsky Sky Crane. I got 3 jumps out of the boxcar at 10K jumping into the 82nd club in the early 80s.B|
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As I mentioned in a precedent post, I have jumped so far from 45 different airships. Here they are :

Aerospatiale A-Star H, Antonov An-2, Arava, Beechcraft 18, Beechcraft 99, Beechcraft King Air, Beechcraft Bonanza, Beechcraft Queen Air, Bell 206 H, Bell 230 H, Bell 412 H, Boeing 727 J, Caribou, Carvair, Casa, Cessna : 170, 172, 180, 182, 185, 205, 206, 207, Cessna 206 on float, Cessna Caravan, DC-3, DC9 J, Enstrom H, Fairchild Porter, Firefly hot air ballon, Helio Stallion, Hercules, Hughes 500 H, Loadstar, Maule Rocket, Norman Brittain Highlander, Norseman, Pac 750 XL, Pilatus Porter, Piper Chieftain, Piper Navajo, Piper Seneca, Skyvan, Tripacer, Twin Otter.

H for helicopter
J for jet

Note 1 : I have missed the chance to jump from a B24, B17, Ford Trimotor, and a glider as well at the World Freefall Convention (WFFC). The jumps from the first two were 350$ and 99$ for the others.

Note 2 : My regrets is to have missed the jump from the Super Constellation and a Goodyear blimp
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Aerspatiale A-Star and Lama helicopters
Beechcraft Queen Air, 18, King Air and Westwind
Bell 205 and 206 helicopters
Boeing-Vertol Chinook helicopter
Breezy
Britten-Norman Islander
Cessna 172, 180, 182, 185, 205, 206, 207, 208, 210 and 411
deHavilland Twin Otter, Cariboo and Buffalo
Dornier 27 and 228
Douglas C-47 Dakota
Ford Tri-Motor
Gippsland Airvan
Lockheed C-130
Maule
Pilatus Porter
Piper Cherokee Six and Navajo
Shorts Skyvan

and one bridge

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