Parachuting AT

#1
Does anyone have any info on Parachuting AT.Either static line or free-fall, that is open to tri-service?
 
#2
JSP419 (find a copy on ArmyNET) lists the following as available from the Joint Service Parachute Scheme. I don't know what else is available:

Basic Freefall Parachute (BFP)

1. Course Description. The Basic Freefall Parachute course is designed to be undertaken by
either novice parachutists or those with very limited parachuting experience. This course which
is run according to British Parachute Association (BPA) regulations, has 2 elements:
a. A ground-training phase after which they will be tested to assess their understanding
of this training.
b. Students will complete up to 15 parachute descents progressing from static line
descents to Freefall descents assuming all required progressions are completed to the
necessary standard.

Intermediate Freefall Parachute (IFP)

7. Course Description. The Intermediate Freefall Parachute course is for students that have
already attained their BPA Cat 4 level of proficiency. The course which runs according to BPA
regulations, has 2 elements:
a. A ground training phase to refresh all students and to assess their understanding of
parachute skills.
b. Students will then complete up to 20 descents during which they will progress from
Cat 4 to Cat 8, assuming all required progressions are completed to the necessary standard.
8. Aim. The aims of the Intermediate Freefall course are to:
a. Provide a structured means for achieving the aim of AT through the medium of
parachuting with relatively inexperienced groups.
b. Teach the intermediate skills of parachuting.

Advanced Freefall Parachute (AFP)


13. Course Description. The Advanced Freefall Parachute course is for students that have
already attained the Cat 8 level of proficiency. The course which runs according to BPA
regulations, has 2 elements:
a. A ground training phase to refresh all students and to assess their understanding of
parachute skills.
b. Students will then complete up to 20 descents during which they will progress from
Cat 8 to Grade 1, assuming all required progressions are completed to the necessary
standard.
 

The_Duke

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#4
Bee_Gee. said:
Capt. Darling have you tried the Dutch Airborne Center at Texel ?
The military course can be done as an offical exchange if you are a current, in date military parachutist.

AT is done under the terms of the BPA, and you would need to ensure that the TEXEL course meets all of the appropriate requirements including drop height, instructor quals etc.

Done as an exchange, wear the wings. Done as AT, just enjoy(?) the course - no steeenking badges!
 
#6
The Black Knights seem to run fairly regular AFF trips to Perris Valley, California to do AFF courses. It's not free, but it's the quickest and easiest way to qualify (with guaranteed sunny weather to boot). The HAC sent some people on it, I believe. Black Knights are based in JSPC Netheravon.
 

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