Skydiving Aircrafts

At Skydive Parys, your safety is our #1 priority which is why we only operate clean, meticulously maintained aircraft. We operate three different jump planes depending on the volume of lift capacity needed: an Apollo T ZU-IHA (Turbine), Cessna 206 ZS-OZF and an Atlas Angel (Turbine).


Capacity: 8/9 pax
Altitude: 11,900ft
Time: 18-20 minutes

The AL-60C version was built under license by Atlas Aircraft Corporation in South Africa. This aircraft was designated the Atlas C4M and known as the Kudu. Over 40 aircraft were built and served the South African Air Force between 1974 and 1991. A number of C4M Kudu aircraft are still flying privately and have proven well in the role of skydive release aircraft. The Kudu has been re-engine with a turbine engine. This design known as the Atlas Angel or Turbine Kudu. 8/9 pax to an altitude of 11 000ft AGL in 18-20 minutes.


Capacity: 7/8 pax
Altitude: N/A
Time: 15-18 minutes

With an increase in lift capacity, the Apollo T will zip up to 7/8 skydivers up to altitude in a quick 15-18 minutes allowing Skydive Parys to operate more efficiently. The history of the Apollo T has roots in the US when the famous airplane designer, Al Mooney made the original design. Due to the expense to build, many were built in Mexico and then licensed to Aermacchi in Italy. Since then, several countries around the world have used the aircraft within their military fleets as spotter aircraft. Turns out, it’s pretty great for skydiving as well!


Capacity: 4/5 pax
Altitude: 8,000ft
Time: 22-25 minutes

The Cessna family of single-engined, general aviation aircrafts with fixed landing gear, used in commercial air service and also for personal use. The family was originally developed from the popular retractable-gear Cessna 210 and is produced by Cessna. The line’s combination of a powerful engine, rugged construction and a large cabin has made these aircraft popular bush planes. Cessna describes the 206 as “the sport-utility vehicle of the air.” These airplanes are also used for aerial photography, skydiving and other utility purposes.