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"The Front Office" is a recurring feature in Parachutist that is dedicated to jump pilots and written by professional pilot Chas Hines. Learn about becoming a jump pilot, how aircraft engines work, stalls, spins, weather, density altitude, descents and more.
Review applicable regulations for conducting parachute operations, see historical and current FAA guidance and read about airport access. Also available are FAA Advisory Circulars “Recommended Standard Traffic Patterns and Practices for Aeronautical Operations at Airports without Operating Control Towers” and “Sport Parachuting,” along with the FAA regulatory requirements for ATC Notification and Authorization and FAA inspector guidance for DZs.