Stepping out of an aircraft door into the gravity and wind is an attractive but also a very bold activity. Although the parachute is there to make sure that we reach the ground safely, the safety factor should be understood far broader than the landing itself.
CIV AA’s approval for the establishment of an ad hoc structure is required for parachute jumps in controlled airspace. Submit your request via the AMC Portal or send us the filled-in form by e-mail no later than 7 working days before the planned day of activity start.
If a pre-defined flexible structure (AIP RH ENR 5.1) is used for parachute jumping at an aerodrome, the head of activities has to submit a request for the reservation of an airspace structure to CIV AA via the AMC Portal no later than 11:00 AM on the first working day of activity.
See AIP RH ENR 1.9.2 for details on using the pre-defined flexible structures in lower airspace.
Before activity start, a tactical approval has to be obtained by phone from the competent ATC unit.
Other requirements are defined by the Ordinance on Parachuting.
Parachute Jumps at Controlled Aerodromes
For parachute jumping at controlled aerodromes, the filled-in request form has to be submitted 15 working days before the planned day of conducting parachute jumps.
The aerodrome operator’s consent has to be submitted with the form, as well as, if applicable, the consent of the local Croatian Air Force base.
Requirements for parachute jumping at controlled aerodromes:
- Activities can be conducted only by day in visual meteorological conditions.
- There has to be a marked jump site at the aerodrome which is published on the aerodrome chart in the manner customary in air traffic.
- The procedure for conducting parachute jumps at that airport has to be published in the manner customary in air traffic.
- No training parachute jumps.
- The aerodrome operator and, if applicable, the local air force base must give their consent for conducting the jumps.
- No parachute jumps if the Alpha Scramble procedure could be initiated at the aerodrome, involving the quick mobilization of military aircraft:
During any active interception (Alpha or Tango Scramble) in the airspace of the Republic of Croatia, it is not possible to conduct parachute jumps at controlled aerodromes. Alpha Scramble is a flight of a military interceptor aircraft for the purpose of sovereignty protection of the airspace of the Republic of Croatia (identification of an unknown object in the airspace, active air defense or assistance to aircraft in an emergency and aircraft in danger). Tango Scramble is a flight of a military interceptor aircraft for the purpose of training the Alpha Scramble flight.