(a) No person may conduct a parachute operation, and no pilot in
command of an aircraft may allow a person to conduct a parachute operation
from an aircraft between sunset and sunrise, unless the person or object
descending from the aircraft displays a light that is visible for at least
3 statute miles.
(b) The light required by paragraph (a) of this section must be
displayed from the time that the person or object is under a properly
functioning open parachute until that person or object reaches the