Jump ships, Biplanes, and ultralights, OH MY!
Did you know that the C182 is one of the most popularly used jump aircraft in the industry? Its ease of use, high performance, and low operating cost make it a very smart choice for the hundreds of smaller drop zones across the country. C182s used for skydiving are fitted with a modified door that is hinged at the top. When it's opened in flight the slipstream holds it open up against the wing. Our C182 is fitted with wing extensions that shortens the climb time and increases the jumper capacity!
The Stearman (Boeing) is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary military trainer throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in airshows.
The Stearman is a conventional biplane of rugged construction with large, fixed tailwheel undercarriage, and accommodation for the student and instructor in open cockpits in tandem. The radial engine was usually uncowled, although some Stearman operators choose to cowl the engine.
WV Skydivers is PROUD to offer a FREE STEARMAN JUMP to anyone choosing to celebrate their 100th, 1000th, or 69000th jump with us. Jumps or scenic rides in one of our two Stearman give you a taste of beauty, history, and thrill. Book yours today!
An ultralight trike, also known as a flex-wing trike, weight-shift-control aircraft, microlight trike, deltatrike or motorized deltaplane, is a type of powered hang glider using a high-performance Rogallo wing coupled to a propeller-driven three-wheeled undercarriage. While many powered aircraft have three-wheeled landing gear, the term "trike" refers specifically to this form of aircraft. Flight control in a trike is by weight-shift.
Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his/her back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using an adapted paraglider or paramotor wing. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required. Powered paragliders usually fly between 15 and 50 mph (25 and 72 km/h) at altitudes from 'foot-dragging on the water' up to 24,000+ ft (5400 m) although most flying is done under 500 ft (150 m) AGL (above ground level).
A powered parachute, also called a motorized parachute or paraplane, is a type of ultralight aircraft that consists of a parachute with a motor and wheels. The aircraft's airspeed is typically about 25–35 mph (40–60 km/h) and operates safely at heights ranging from a few feet off the ground (while ground skimming, a popular use of the aircraft) to altitudes as high as 10,000+ feet (5.5 km).
The Piper J-3 Cub is an American light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 and is one of the best known light aircraft of all time. The Cub was originally intended as a trainer, and due to its performance, it was well suited a variety of military uses such as reconnaissance, liaison and ground control, and was produced in large numbers during the Second World War. Its fuselage is a welded steel frame covered in fabric, and the aircraft's standard chrome yellow paint has come to be known as “Cub Yellow”.
We LOVE when new aircraft stop by Robert Newlon Airpark! Stop in to jump, camp, fish, or eat at our outstanding restaurant- The Fly In Cafe.
If your craft can land on our 2300 ft (701 m) grass runway, we would love for you to pay us a visit!
The Cessna 180 is a four- or six-seat, fixed conventional gear general aviation airplane which was produced between 1953 and 1981. Though the design is no longer in production, many of these aircraft are still in use today.
WV Skydivers is a group member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA), which means that we agree, in the interests of safety and good communications, to abide by the safety standards they set. This also means that all of our instructional staff is certified by the USPA.
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