I read on your website that only skydivers with a CSPA B-Cop, C-Cop and D-Cop can jump at Parachute Ottawa. Why is that?
Parachute Ottawa’s landing areas cover about 400 000 square feet, which is normally plenty of space for experienced skydivers to land, from Solo-licensed jumpers to experts. However, rivers and lakes surround Parachute Ottawa’s landing areas, which bring an extra level of difficulty. At the moment, we consider that skydivers with a valid B-Cop and licences above are experienced enough to jump and land at Parachute Ottawa safely.
During the 2020 season, we wish to evaluate the canopy flying and landing behaviours of our jumpers in relation to water proximity before allowing Solo and A-licensed skydivers to jump at our drop zone.
Safety is and always will be our priority and that is why we took this decision. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!