We have an open bar on each day we are flying. Refreshing drinks, coffee, food, you can find everything here.
Pilatus Porter PC-6 - 9 slots Turboprop
Engine: Pratt Whitney
We have an open bar on each day we are flying. Refreshing drinks, coffee, food, you can find everything here.
TNT Brothers, sports association was created from passion for skydiving, and it is maintained and increased with its members love for flying . The largestskydiving association in Romania and one of the largest in SE Europe, it opens the doors each year from April to November.
With good weather, aircraft performance, numerous facilities and an altitude of 4000m, we dedicate all our work in order to development skydiving in Romania, and promoting romanian skydiving outside the country, ensuring a lot of fun and memorable jumps for our members, skydivers of all qualification levels. Find out how to become a member.
Dropzone General Rules
- In the aerodrome area pay attention to landing parachutists and planes;
- Access to the runway is prohibited, except for aircraft boarding;
- Approaching the aircraft is allowed only when the engine is off (except for parachutists boarding for back-to-back loads) ;
- The airplane is boarded from behind ;
- Access is not allowed to restricted areas (runway, generator, rigger, crew and maintenance etc.);
- Acces to the runway with cars is forbiden, their stationing is allowed only in the special area (parking);
- Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly forbidden 12h prior to and during the flight activity;
- Smoking is allowed only in specially designated areas and far from any skydiving equipment;
- Consuming food and drinks is forbidden in the hangar and packing area;
- Children will be permanently supervised by an adult, their access to the runway is strictly prohibited;
- Pets will be supervised and will not be left without a leash;
- The aerodrome reserves the right to select it’s customers;
- We encourage respectful behavior on the aerodrome; violence, both physical and verbal, is prohibited;
All parachutists must show the following documents upon arrival at the aerodrome:
- Parachutist license;
- Medical certificate;
- Parachute documents (for personal parachutes):parachute packing card for reserve parachute, with the packing date within validity , safety device documents.
Parachutists will always carry all the necessary documents for their flight.
- Before the flight / jump, the briefing will be understood and signed by all participants to the flight;
- Jumps and equipment rent payment will be made before boarding the plane.
- Depending on weather conditions and experience, the aerodrome reserves the right to restrict the access to fly;
- Limitations imposed by the wind intensity are:
- 7 m/s for students and skydivers with less than 50 jumps;
- 9 m/s for skydivers with 51 to 100 jumps;
- 11 m/s for skydivers with 101 to 500 jumps;
- 5 m/s for night jumps or planned water landings.
- >12 m/s – only TNT Brothers staff allowed;
- > 14 m/s no jumping
- Personal equipment will be controlled by an instructor from the aerodrome, including accessories (helmet camera, tracking suit, wing suit, etc.);
- For flight, helmets and altimeters will be used, audibles are also recommended (for free fly audible jumps they are mandatory);
- The aerodrome is positioned near Lake Mihailesti so parachutists will review the ditching procedure;
- Those who jump with wingsuit must have at least C license (200 jumps and 1 h freefall). We recommend to those who jump with wingsuit to take a course in this regard;
- Students who have not yet obtained A license have the right to jump only with D license holders (500 jumps and 3 hours of free fall) or holders of a USPA rating and are allowed to make a formation of maximum 4 people with a rate of 1 instructor or D license holder to 1 student;
- Parachutists who wish to accompany a the tandem freefall (instructor + passenger) for fun or to film must have a minimum C license and 300 jumps, in addition must have the tandem instructor's and S & TA's permission, recommended 300 group jumps and wide flying experience before performing this type of jumps.
- Basic equipment
- It is mandatory for all sporting parachutists to have their parachute systems equipped with a functional AAD type safety system (Automation Device Activation). AAD type "FXC 12000" or similar category is not accepted for Freefly. It is mandatory that the parachute system to have an AAD, functional and valid;
- For freefly, "BOC" opening system is mandatory (located at the bottom of the container);
- The tabs at the main parachute's straps must be securely fixed and must not come out;
- Excellent condition of the spandex pocket for freefly and in good condition for belly flight;
- For freefly we recommend a harness fixed to the body. It should not move;
- The velcro on the harness, the cutaway and reserve handles must be in good condition;
- Pilot chute’s bridle must be well protected;
- Closing eyelets (from the main and from the reserve) tight enough and in good condition;
- Main canopy and its size must be according to experience level;
- Additional equipment
- A visual altimeter is mandatory;
- For freefly an audible altimeter is mandatory. A 2nd audible altimeter is recommended;
- The minimum experience for using an audible altimeter is 25 jumps.
- For freefly and large groups of parachutists a hard helmet is mandatory;
- We recommend to have a cutaway system for all helmet mounted cameras;
- The minimum experience for using a camera while skydiving is 200 jumps, recommended 300.
- If using a camera, take extra care at all time not to entangle equipment, hit other skydivers ordamage the plane.
- Do not use helmets with camera stand without a camera mounted;
- Gear rental
- Licensed skydivers are responsible for packing the parachute they are using.Students may use only DZ equipment, packed by DZ staff.
- In case packing is executed by the DZ staff, the parachute will be brought from the landing area with the toggles stowed and the slider uncollapsed, it will be layed on the packing table with the container aranged, suspension lines stretched and the canopy untangled and the packing ticket positioned on the reserve flap;
- Equipment inspection by DZ staff is required before boarding;
- It is assumed that rental equipment will be used in normal conditions; destruction, degradation or loss of its components is the user's responsibility;
- Destruction of property owned by the aerodrome is the responsibility of the person in question.
4. Manifest and boarding
- You will go to the "manifest" only if you are ready to jump, you have all the equipment ready and the parachute packed;
- Remember the load number in which you are. Listen to the calls and remember boarding instructions;
- You will receive a 20 minutes, 10 minutes call before boarding and boarding call (5 minutes), the load's number being mentioned;
- Use scale models (plane door frame) to exercise the plane exit;
- Go to the boarding area when you hear the call for boarding for your load (you will lose your ticket if you are late);
- Parachutists must be present at the boarding area fully equipped with at least 5 minutes before take-off;
- Students and tandems board first;
- Before boarding, a "jump master" shall be indicated, for the load, that will determine, depending on your wishes and the type of jump, the boarding and exit order;
- At the TNT Brothers aerodrome the standard exit order is set by the jump master and is guided generally by the following rules (implicitly boarding order will be reverse to the enumeration below):
- Those with skysurf exit first, but not if the launch is over the city;
- Belly flyers, from the largest groups to the smallest;
- Free flyers, from the largest groups to the smallest;
- Those who open high;
- Tandems and students;
- Wingsuits, tracking;
- In special wind conditions this order can be changed by the DZ staff;
- The aircraft boarding shall be made under the guidance of the jumpmaster, respecting the aircraft boarding scheme;
- Determine the order of exit load by talking to the other groups in your load. In your load the jumpmaster has the last word;
- Parachutists must be fully equipped when boarding. Ask an instructor or ground control to check your equipment and board your plane from behind;
- For takeoff, parachutists will wear the helmet;
- For those who open high: notify the person responsible for ground control and the jump-master if you plan to open your parachute above 1500 m. Do not open above this height unless you have permission from ground control / jump master. During events, when more than one aircraft is in the air, all jumps with high opening will be coordinated by the aerodrome staff;
- The person responsible for ground control / jump master will be announced if someone wants to land with the wind from the rear (reverse direction landing). This will be performed only if confirmation is obtained from the person responsible for ground control / jump master and in the recommended conditions;
- Throughout the flight the pilot will not be disrupted or disturbed;
- If you open or close the door of the aircraft please do it carefully.
- Three minutes to jump will be announced so all the parachutists can prepare;
- Parachutists will open the door of the aircraft and will begin to the jump on pilot's command and Jump Master confirmation, after they previously spotted;
- Permission to jump is given by the pilot. We do not accept corrections and re-entries. However, the decision to jump belongs to each parachutist;
- If you exit the plane low or for canopy relative work, ask which special procedures apply;
- Under normal circumstances large groups exit the plane before small groups;
- The time between groups for the exit shall be respected, taking into consideration the time required to exit the aircraft;
- The advisory time for separation at exit depending on wind speed:
- <5m/s -> 5 sec;
- 5 m/s -> 6-8 sec;
- 8 m/s -> 7 sec;
- >10m/s -> 15 sec.
- Exit must not be delayed;
- Wingsuit and tracking exit last and fly perpendicular to the runway. Those with Skysurf exit first but never above the city;
- Parachutists who want to jump in groups must have a B license or higher. A license holders may only jump with experienced skydivers (instructors or C license or higher holders);
- Unless you meet the conditions of paragraph above you can only jump solo, 2-way, 4-way with other experienced parachutists or with an instructor;
- Unless you have enough experience, work all the time to 90 degrees from the runway;
- In a track jump fly perpendicular to the runway.
7. Separation on opening and opening the parachute
- For separation and on opening always comply with the following scheme:
- Recommended minimum separation height:
- 1700 m for large groups;
- 1500 m for small groups (<5 people);
- If possible allways track 90 degrees from the runway to avoid collisions with groups before or after your group;
- Minimum opening height is 1,000 m;
- Minimum opening height for tandem (instructor + passenger) is 1.400m;
- With the parachute opened, fly 90 degrees from the runway until the next group opened. Then go back to the DZ.
8. Opening and canopy piloting
- Description of the landing area: landing area is near the hangar. For a better visual see the aerodrome plan. Warning! Please respect the landing area according to your level of experience;
- Ask an instructor to show you the aerodrome plan;
- TNT-Brothers may restrict the possibility to jump for the less experienced due to weather conditions;
- Respect the holding areas (piloting scheme) marked on the plan. Please do not spiral
- No sudden manouvers / aggressive turns are allowed in the landing pattern area;
- With the parachute open, please do not cross the runway below a height of 500 m. Fly allways to its side;
- Do not fly and do not ever land on the runway;
- Observe the traffic and piloting scheme based on indications received from the ground. In the piloting scheme never pass over runway;
- If you are not experienced and do not feel comfortable with air traffic, choose a different landing area near the aerodrome without any obstacles;
- Always land in the direction pointed by the arrow;
- If the wind changes during landing procedures continue to land in the direction established (by the arrow);
- Do not endanger yourself and others by making turns at very low heights;
- Approaches for landing of high performance parachutes (approaches for swoop) must not endanger traffic and spectators.
- If the traffic is heavy, limit your scheme turns to no more than 90 degrees. Avoid obstructed areas and have great care to avoid the lake near the aerodrome;
- Once landed, pay attention to trafic.
The chief instructor and/or the S&TA may accept waivers to these rules. If needed, they may as well impose stricter rules.
IF YOU WISH TO TRY SOMETHING NEW, OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK AN INSTRUCTOR!!!
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