Parachute Drop Pictures

Parachute Drop Pictures


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Last updated 7/14/2015


 
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FAA FAR Section 91.15 - Dropping Objects.

No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property.    However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property.



All pictures on this website conform to the above FAA / FAR Regulations.

We encourage the "Tennis Ball Approach". Use a tennis ball on a small parachute. A tennis ball on a 36" parachute falls at a very slow rate.
Used tennis balls are available on Ebay for very cheap. Or you can find them at your local tennis court. You can also get real small tennis balls (size of a golf ball) and real big tennis balls (slightly bigger than a softball) at your local pet store. (See pictures at bottom of page)

If you have any pictures of parachute drops from a balloon, please send them to me ksproul@skychariot.com

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Solberg Airport
Jan 15, 2011


Picture by Jim Poserina
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Solberg Airport
Feb 26, 2011


Pictures by John Povich

We dropped the parachute as we were descending to land.
This had the unexpected result of keeping even with the parachute for a couple of minutes, thus getting several good pictures of it.
We were almost able to catch it three times.
 
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Solberg Airport
July 14, 2011
Parachute #1

Pictures by Chase Brickman

Parachute traveled over 1/3 mile
Lost in trees
We did find it, but couldn't get it out of the tree
 
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Solberg Airport
July 14, 2011
Parachute #2

Pictures by Chase Brickman

Parachute traveled over 1/3 mile
Lost in trees
We recovered this one
 
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Solberg Airport
July 15, 2011


Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum
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Solberg Airport
July 23, 2011
Parachute #1
Normal Size Tennis Ball


Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum
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Solberg Airport
July 23, 2011
Parachute #2
Large Size Tennis Ball


Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum
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Warren Co Fair
August 4, 2011


Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum
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Warren Co Fair
August 5, 2011


Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum
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Solberg Airport
August 6, 2011

We dropped 4 parachutes, but only got a picture of the last one
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Solberg Airport
August 20, 2011

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Solberg Airport
October 7, 2012


Picture by Kenny Adamsbaum
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Solberg Airport
November 11, 2012


Pictures by Jeff Prentky
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Solberg Airport
May 3, 2014


Pictures by Robin Smith

Parachute dropped just before landing at North Branch Park
 
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Hudson Valley Balloon Festival
Poughkeepsie, NY
July 11, 2015


Ro-BEAR-to and Ro-BEAR-ta Mueller

The Twin ReMax Sky Diving Bears


RoBEARto
 

RoBEARta
 

Picture by Kym Kasin Butler
 

Picture by Kym Kasin Butler
 

Picture by Kym Kasin Butler
 

Picture by Kym Kasin Butler
 

Picture by Shannon Lyons
 

Picture by Shannon Lyons
 
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Tennis Ball Sizes


Tennis Ball
Size
Large
(Soft Ball)
Medium
(Tennis Ball)
Small
(Golf Ball)
Parachute
Size
30+ in10 - 15 in6 in


"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been and there you will long to return."

- Leonardo da Vinci

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
- Anonymous




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