US Airborne School graduates first class of T-11 jumpers

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  1. Trip_Wire

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  2. 1,250 feet must be a training jump, what is the operational height? It dosent seem to say.
  3. Hey, Trippy! Really nice to see you back, ole buddy. :D :D :D

    Interesting article, by the way. Are the new 'chutes on general issue for all para-trained troops, or reserved for SF?

  4. Trip_Wire

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    All Airborne Troops making Static Line Jumps!
  5. I wonder if these chutes could inflate at the magical 250ft, of course they would be no no time to open a reserve if they were to be any mishap!
  6. 40 years ago I used a modifed T10 for freefall for a couple of years after crushing L4/L5. That was a real slow standup landing canopy so the T11 must be really slow and soft.
    Parachuting for wimps or BFF's!
  7. It would be interesting to see if there's a change in jump related injuries with this new chute.
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  10. It's designed to allow for a slow steady rate of descent while increasing the weight capacity of it's predecessor.
  11. Trip_Wire

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    Correct ghost_us! I wonder about it's use on a 'hot' DZ, but I guess we'll not be doing many of those.