Hi, I know this sounds really bad but I would like to join 4 PARA but Im scared of heights? I was just wondering if there is a way of getting over this fear.
Also what is the best fitness training to do to join this elite regiment? Thank you for your tips and advice
Don't worry, they sort that out on the trainasium for you. It's the part where you have to demonstrate that you can overcome your fears and get moving when you hear the proword "GO". I'm not a happy teddy with heights, even standing on the harbour wall with the tide out is not a good experience although not as bad as the door a balloon cage.
Trust your instructors and you might find you can forget about the fear whilst you focus on the task. It worked for me.
Try the MT section they'll be full of old guys who haven't jumped for years. or you could always try the old Anti Parachuting Bandage wrapped round your leg or arm. When I was in 4 Para there was a guy who got away with that one for years.
Or you could always just join a Craphat mob where I suspect you really belong.