Skydive Orange operates it's FAST CLIMBING Super Otter YEAR 'ROUND!
The DeHavilland Twin Otter has many
desirable safety characteristics that other commonly used skydiving aircraft lack. The
Super Otter is a short takeoff
and landing aircraft, and has very good flight characteristics at low
airspeeds. That makes for a comfortable transition into the air for skydivers. The door is located
far enough foreword so jumpers will not affect the Center of gravity adversely when they
climb out. It was upgraded to an excellent set of -27 Turbine engines Spring
2002 so it is now a FAST CLIMBING Super Otter, hauling loads of up to 22
skydivers to over 13,500' at 20 minute intervals all day long on busy
days. These things may not sound impressive to a novice
skydiver, but for professional skydivers, these are things that allow us to
concentrate on the business of skydiving without having to be distracted by
the quirks of aircraft that were designed just to transport people from
airport to airport without thought to the things skydivers care about.
But what this really means to you is that when you jump at Skydive Orange, you
are jumping at one of the most active and safety conscious skydiving centers
on the east coast, staffed with extremely knowledgeable instructors. We
routinely put up over 400 skydives on a summer weekend, so we attract and get to
choose and keep the most experienced and knowledgeable staff.
Licensed skydiver jump price.
Student skydiver jump
This is the same kind of aircraft used for the spring 2001 rescue of Dr. Ronald S. Shemenski from the South Pole in extremely cold conditions. It was chosen for the rescue because of it's reliability. And yet another rescue in September 2003!
It has a nice big door:
Saturday August 28, 2010 WE BROKE THE SKYDIVE ORANGE RECORD BY SAFELY MAKING 560 JUMPS ON 34 OTTER LOADS IN ONE DAY INCLUDING TWO NIGHT JUMP LOADS!
Getting Ready to Jump
Here's a close-up of one of our skydiving certification program graduates in the door of the Otter
Page updated 09/27/11
The Otter is bunches better, and much more trouble free than the kinds of planes they used to jump out of in the old days!!!!
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