Anyone know anything about parachutes? (Abbey wood/ para QM)

#1
(First off... sorry I haven't been around for a while... I wonder if all my medals are gone now I'm not a sponsor.)

Right - need help pronto... about parachute rigging. Now there's paracord (550) without a kevlar spectra core... am I right that this is no longer used for parachutes, but for more impotant tasks such as suspending prn above your bunk?

What is used for parachutes (kevlar/aramid/spectra)? Is there a difference between SF, Para, and crab rigging? What diameter is it? Where can I get it?

PLEASE BUMP THIS UP WITH PARACHUTE JOKES AND GOOD USES FOR PARACORD - as I need a quick answer on this - I'm sick of surfing.

Be good,- Chris (hope to sponsor you rememberance auction again this year - if it has started, ask the Gods to contact me.)
 
#3
Ulster_Rifleman said:
OK...

Bloke going down meets bloke going up

Bloke going down 'Know anything about parachutes?'
Bloke going up 'Nope, know anything about gas cookers?'
Kinda what I was thinking, really admire the type of bloke who can't open his parachute on the way down but can log on to ARRSE to ask advice! 8O
 
#6
cuckingfunt said:
Ulster_Rifleman said:
OK...

Bloke going down meets bloke going up

Bloke going down 'Know anything about parachutes?'
Bloke going up 'Nope, know anything about gas cookers?'
Kinda what I was thinking, really admire the type of bloke who can't open his parachute on the way down but can log on to ARRSE to ask advice! 8O
The title of this thread should read:
Anyone know anything about parachutes? (posted from my Blackberry)
 
#9
Don't buy one made of lead, concrete or any other dense material

Never attempt to parachute from an inverted helicopter

Do not confuse with a rucksack if it's the last one on the plane

Do not shag the parachute packer's other half before jumping*


*You may ignore this if you pack your own chute
 
#11
BaldricksBullet said:
(First off... sorry I haven't been around for a while... I wonder if all my medals are gone now I'm not a sponsor.)

Right - need help pronto... about parachute rigging. Now there's paracord (550) without a kevlar spectra core... am I right that this is no longer used for parachutes, but for more impotant tasks such as suspending prn above your bunk?

What is used for parachutes (kevlar/aramid/spectra)? Is there a difference between SF, Para, and crab rigging? What diameter is it? Where can I get it?

PLEASE BUMP THIS UP WITH PARACHUTE JOKES AND GOOD USES FOR PARACORD - as I need a quick answer on this - I'm sick of surfing.

Be good,- Chris (hope to sponsor you rememberance auction again this year - if it has started, ask the Gods to contact me.)

Paracord makes excellent drawstrings in your parachute nylon tabbing smock, robbed from a vandalized PX-4.
 
#12
So... no one knows anything about parachutes then... come on... must be someone... I hope someone from the brigade logs on Monday morning. I mean do we pack them in Aldershot or is it all contracted out now?

Bloody hell I'm only 3 posts away from a medal (I guess) ... so expect 3 more of these useless posts.
 
#13
Can anyone put me onto someone (for example) at Abbey Wood who really knows their stuff... promise not to burden them with more than a couple of minutes chat. PM of course.
 
#16
BaldricksBullet said:
So... no one knows anything about parachutes then... come on... must be someone... I hope someone from the brigade logs on Monday morning. I mean do we pack them in Aldershot or is it all contracted out now?

Bloody hell I'm only 3 posts away from a medal (I guess) ... so expect 3 more of these useless posts.
When were your last in Aldershot?
 

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#17
BaldricksBullet said:
So... no one knows anything about parachutes then... come on... must be someone... I hope someone from the brigade logs on Monday morning. I mean do we pack them in Aldershot or is it all contracted out now?

Bloody hell I'm only 3 posts away from a medal (I guess) ... so expect 3 more of these useless posts.


Parachute, a Big cloth, stringy thing, normally strapped to the back of an Airborne Soldier. IF we had Aircraft (Brigade are you in a time warp) :roll:
 
#19
Pararegtom said:
Parachute, a Big cloth, stringy thing, normally strapped to the back of an Airborne Soldier. IF we had Aircraft (Brigade are you in a time warp) :roll:
Yes I am... and abroad for 15 years. So what have we got left... a Brigade a Briga a Bri or just a Br

(And is the MOD now MODDDDD?) guess so.
 

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