Skydive Operations at CNV8

Skydiving at CNV8

Skydive Wasaga Beach will be operating from Edenvale Aerodrome, starting this May long weekend

Linked from Skydive Wasaga's Facebook page

According to one of the co-owners the expected frequency this weekend is one drop per hour of multiple tandem jumpers from Friday to Monday. Their plan for this summer is to have two planes and four instructors with a goal of 2,000 jumps.

The potential issue is the jumpers. Their ultimate objective is to land on Beach 2 in Wasaga but they are running into a number of issues with the town. For the foreseeable future jumpers will be dropped to land in or near the Klondike Park Sports Complex at 1888 Klondike Park Road.

Jumpers will be exiting from about 10,000 ft. The pilot will be communicating with Toronto ATC. It is not clear if the skydive school pilots know about the requirement to also maintain communication on CNV8's ATF frequency 122.775 (or CNY3 122.85).

The jump plane(s) will be taking-off and landing at Edenvale aerodrome. The drop zone is approximately 3.5 sm (3nm) NW of CNV8, on a 330 degree magnetic bearing, well within the aerodrome's operating zone. Conflicts may arise when departing runway 31, or turning base runway 13 during the actual jumps.

No NOTAM referencing this activity has been issued, and FSS had no knowledge of it.

Stay vigilant, and report any issues to the club's flight operations. Note from below sec. (B) - (6) and (11).

Sam Scicione
Flight Operations

CARS 623.38 Issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate - Parachuting

  1. (A) Application for Issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate

    Information Note:

    It is not the intent or policy of Transport Canada to prevent parachute descents in or into controlled airspace. Parachute operations can be carried out safely in airspace shared by others users (gliders, flight training, etc.) with proper coordination. The purpose of these standards is to ensure that adequate coordination with Air Traffic Services is carried out and that sufficient notice to other airspace users is given prior to the activity taking place.

    1. (1) The following constitutes an application to conduct a parachute descent in or into controlled air space or an air route:

      1. (a) the name, address and where applicable, the telephone and facsimile numbers of the applicant;

      2. (b) the dates and times of the proposed parachute descents;

      3. (c) for information purposes, the make, model and registration of the parachute jump aircraft;

        Information Note:

        It is not the intent of these standards to prevent an applicant from making substitutions for proposed aircraft that are not available.

      4. (d) the requested altitude(s) of the parachute descents, above sea level;

      5. (e) the location of the proposed parachute landing area;

        Information Note:

        This shall include the latitude/longitude, an accurate geographical description and where the parachute landing area is within a 20 nautical mile radius of a navigation aid, the bearing and distance from the navigation aid.

      6. (f) where the proposed parachute descents are to take place at an airport or aerodrome, declaration that the airport manager or aerodrome operator have been advised of the proposed parachute descents and have no objection;

      7. (g) where the proposed parachute descents are to take place onto private property, declaration that the landowner or tenants have been advised of the proposed parachute descents and have no objection;

      8. (h) the method by which the Parachute Landing Area Supervisor shall communicate with the jump aircraft.

    2. (2) The application shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, a minimum of 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed parachute descent(s), or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

  2. (B) Standards for the Conduct of Parachute Descents in or into Controlled Airspace or an Air Route

    1. (1) No parachute descents shall be carried out unless authorized by the certificate holder or authorized by a person designated by the certificate holder;

    2. (2) Prior to authorizing any parachute descents, the certificate holder shall ensure the pilot-in-command of the jump aircraft and all persons making a parachute descent:

      1. (a) have been made aware of the conditions of the certificate;

      2. (b) have been made aware of their duties and responsibilities associated with the parachute descents; and

      3. (c) are capable of carrying out any such duties and responsibilities;

    3. (3) A wind drift indicator drop or procedure shall be conducted within one hour prior to the commencement of any parachute descents;

      Information Note:

      A wind drift indicator drop or procedure is required only where a parachute descent has not been conducted in the previous hour.

    4. (4) Parachute descents shall not be initiated without the permission of the pilot-in-command of the aircraft;

    5. (5) Parachute descents shall not be initiated where any part of the descent, including the freefall will be through clouds;

    6. (6) Parachute descents shall not be initiated where another aircraft in the area presents a hazard;

    7. (7) The aircraft shall be a minimum of 500 feet below and 2000 feet horizontally from cloud with a minimum flight visibility of 5 miles when dropping parachutists;

    8. (8) Parachute descents shall be initiated no lower than 2200 feet above ground level and no higher than the maximum altitude established for the operation;

      Information Note:

      This information will be contained in the certificate.

    9. (9) Aircraft conducting parachute operations shall be equipped with a functioning two-way radio capable of communication with the air traffic control agency responsible for the airspace;

      Information Note:

      This information will be contained in the certificate.

    10. (10) The pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall comply with all Air Traffic Control procedures established for the operations;

      Information Note:

      This information will be contained in the certificate.

    11. (11) The parachute landing area shall be supervised by a Parachute Landing Area Supervisor who possesses a means of communicating with the pilot-in-command of the jump aircraft.