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My 20,000’ JUMP + How a KingAir C90 beat me to the ground!

Not sure which was more fun: Skydiving from 20K or the 7K FPM descent in the KingAir…

MASSIVE thanks to Dan! 
Visit the link below if you’re interested in Sky Diving with his team!
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Dan was also a big part of motivating me to get my multi engine rating done
I had not planned on starting that before finishing IFR… but it has been a fun ride.

We’ll be seeing a lot of more Dan in the future episodes training with him on the big birds!


SKYDIVE Pilot perspective – KingAir C90 (+PHOTOS)


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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

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  • Hey Steve, Congratulations on your skydive!! I got addicted to doing that in the mid 80’s and put in 1100 jumps over 15 years. I became and instructor, and also got to do a lot of exhibition jumps into airshows etc! I did jump from 15,000 ft once out of a C-182. I did not learn to fly until 2010, and now I am addicted to that!
    Good for you! One suggestion is that you make one more jump. Do it from any altitude you can, you will have your second jump become more real since you already know what to expect, and you will enjoy it more!

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