Skydiving Aircraft

Over the years of serving the Carolinas, we've worked on making our facility bigger and better, including additions to our skydiving aircraft!

The PAC 750 XL Skydiving Plane

The PAC 750 XL carries up to 17 jumpers to altitude in under 15 minutes and is the newest member of the Piedmont Fleet. As we’ve grown into a bigger and better skydiving facility over the years of serving Charlotte, Greensboro, the Carolinas and surrounding areas, we’ve found the need to improve our fleet, and this aircraft does just that!

This skydiving plane can reach a maximum speed of 196mph, has an average cruise speed of 160mph, and has an average climbing speed of about 100mph. It has an impressive rate of climb up to 2,000 ft per minute and can take up to 17 parachutists to altitude in under 15 minutes. The PAC can easily reach an altitude of 20,000 feet, which makes it the perfect plane for our high altitude skydives, which reach an altitude of around 17,500 feet.

Want more info on the PAC 750 XL? Check out this article on our newest skydiving airplane.

Minimums: 6 fun jumpers | 2 tandems/aff | 1 tandem/aff, 3 fun jumpers

The Cessna 182

Piedmont Skydiving’s Cessna 182 is our old faithful! A small but mighty aircraft, this plane is a favorite of both experienced and tandem jumpers. Its beautiful design and patriotic colors also make it a beautiful sight in the sky.

This skydiving plane can take up to 4 skydivers to an altitude of up to 18,000ft. It has a 36-foot wingspan and weighs in at only about 1,970lbs. The Cessna’s maximum speed is 170 mph and climbs at a rate of about 924 ft/min. This makes it perfect for fun jumpers and tandem skydivers both!

Minimums: 4 fun jumpers | 1 tandem

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    Brian R.

    The most welcoming dropzone around. No matter what your skill level is, or it’s your first time! The staff and... read more

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    Jonathan S.

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    Parker A.

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    Kat F.

    Piedmont Skydiving is a great place for a beginning skydiver. Everyone there was great, good vibes all around. Yoda the... read more

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    Leslie O.

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