A local airport advisory program on the common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) is
established at those airports that lie within an airport advisory area. Though pilots are
not mandated to participate, they are strongly recommended to do so.
Parachute Jump Areas
Parachute jump operations have the potential to disrupt the normal flow of air traffic.
Knowledge of jump areas will help ensure that you provide safe air traffic service.
Purpose of Parachute Jump Area
Parachute jump areas identify airspace in which parachute jump operations are
routinely conducted. These areas are identified by a nickname from a geographical
location or any other common name, e.g., "Coupeville OLF" or "Lewellen Drop Zone."
Parachute jump areas are described in terms of location (radial and distance measuring
equipment (DME) fix or quadrant), vertical (altitude) extent, and specified period of time
(e.g., daily sunrise to sunset).
Parachute jump areas are published in FLIP AP/1A and Airport/Facility Directory