More great publicity for skydiving in the Madison area. Last year we
had the student fatality from that *** in Portage, now this.
From the local paper; A Cessna 182 from Skydive Madison-Skydiving Club
in Edgerton, had to make an emergency landing in a farmer's field after
running out of gas. Paper said the 23 yr old pilot, Jason Klieboer, had
just dropped two jumpers, and was returning to the Edgerton airport when
he ran out of gas.
If you are dropping jumpers, you should be somewhere near the airport,
My question is this; How hard is it for a pilot to make a dead stick
landing on an airport, when he's directly over the damn thing?!!
Or is there something I'm missing that would make an off airport landing
in a muddy field more desirable than an airport runway?
What, did the pilot get lost? Or, maybe this was another demo jump
Any jump pilots out there care to comment?
Personally, I can't wait for the USPA's enhanced group member program to
start weeding out these yahoos. I'm sick and tired of explaining to
wuffos that all dropzones aren't run the same, that some are run by
***s out to make a buck, and others are run by ***ups, and are an
accident waiting to happen.
Blue skies and seeing red,
Seven Hills Skydivers