Parachute Regiment Training

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  1. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    On 5 September, a written question was requested regarding parachute training. We include the question and response below. We thought this information might be of interest.

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  2. I believe it's called "Death by a Thousand cuts"!
  3. So a Para Reg bloke completing 22-years could end up doing fewer jumps, post training, than I did in a week at Bad Lippspringe? Surely biennial jumps are not frequent enough to be regarded as 'refreshers'?
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  4. Maybe we should bin the APWT. No point in testing everyone each year for a specialist skill, so why test someone for a "second nature" skill set.

    Having said that, revalidation of qualifications/training in the oil and gas sector is every 2 or 3 years depending on the circumstances, so perhaps they are just coming into line with civvy street?

    I don't really understand why people are trained to jump anyway, just let them watch an e-learning course and test them with 10 questions like they do offshore, and thats them sorted!
  5. Next it will be: 'well they have a 50/50 chance of landing OK so we'll cut it back to training only and no need to re-qualify'.

    Then it will be 'well they have a 50/50 chance of landing OK so we'll bin the training altogether and just chuck them out of a plane if we have to'.