If by "elevator operator" you mean "parachutist", I did do some jumping in my younger, bullet-proof days. The Air Force Academy had a summer option to attend the Army's jump school at the Benning School for Boys, so I did that for fun one year, then did a few free-falls back at the Academy.
It was from my DI at Ft. Benning, the fatherly and tender-hearted Sergeant Mitchell (just back from the 'Nam and pretty much just as happy disemboweling you as looking at you) that I learned why parachuting is so safe:
"If the main fails, you've got your reserve. If that reserve fails, you've got the rest of your life to fix it."
Never flew (or jumped from) the P-750, but the two jump planes at the Academy back in the '70's were Aero Commanders that had originally been purchased to fly President Eisenhower on short trips, mostly up to Camp David if I recall correctly.