what the hell goes on at brize?

#1
Am off to brize in March (13th-28th) for basic parachute course.

What the hell do you do for two weeks if there's only 7 jumps?
 
#2
Two week Basic Para Course? Must be TA then.

One week of ground training.
One week of Parachuting. Weather permitting, so don't get too hacked off if you only get a couple of jumps in and have to go back later to qualify.

Its not Sport Parachuting, thats why the time spent ground training is extended, so if you suffer bi-lateral open femoral fractures on your first night drop having forgotton to lower your bergan before landing it doesnt come as a complete surprise.

No Parachuting....

More time in the bar.
 
#4
I did the course at Bad Lippspringe in 1990, its horrible.

Flash if you see that stunt growthed cockney instructor, please pass on my thanks for the face full of phlegm during the unstable exits part of the course....twat!

Seven jumps does seem to few, vaguely remember doing two a day with only an afternoon off for bad weather in two weeks.

It also says 'Free Fall parachutist' on your pampas print out, which although looks cool makes you feel a bit fake
 
#5
Better ignore the above then, thought it was the sport parachuting cse.... think thats at Bicester isn't it?
 
#7
It was summer 1990 thats all I can recall, I have a copy of the jump card, a few GATWs and acouple of right abortions starting with the first jump where I was threatened with being RTU'd.... instead of a big stable arch this muppet curled up in a ball, managed to do a forward role through his own risers and land in the very same fetal position, not even looking up to check the shoot had opened and ignoring the screams on the one way radio to kick out of about thirty twists in the risers

I came down on the range at the back of the club much to the amusement of the rest of the course.

I was dragged in front of the course OC who was also AAC, he told me I was a prick and that I needed to switch on or he would ensure I never got my impending first promotion......... did me the world of good, and although I never enjoyed it did OK and did all the free fall stuff.
 
#9
Guys please don't drag another thread off topic, its what she wants enabling her to make a dramatic and very dll speech about site abuse etc...

I don't think she will go away if ignored, besides its much more fun to abuse her in the NAAFI bar

Request te mods remove all irellavant osts and return the thread to topic... and I will consider donating £500 to the site if BB is f**ed off once and for all
 
#10
To return to topic of jumping out of perfectly good airplane,
Did one jump only ever for charity several years ago,
Still just about able to hold down lunch when recalling whole experience,
Instructor, to whom i was straped,
Had to dislocate my finger to free us from the plane!
I'm still traumatised by experience and the b*gger still sends me offer letters to do it again.....NEVER!!!!!!

Get drunk theparamancan, get really drunk!
 
#12
I thought it would be fun, but soon discovered it was puffy (thats my excuse for not liking it)

Thrills were then sought in the Bobsleigh team, after all Bob gods are far more handsome and brave :D

Thanks for the thought though, but thats a chapter I would sooner forget 8O
 
#13
You big jessie....... :lol: don't know what all the fuss is about, battalion or brigade jump, 15 hercs in line, sim 45's, 800ft, at night, fully kitted..........now thats fun :D
 
#14
You went bobbing mdn, because you liked the idea of four blokes wearing lycra, crammed one behind the other in an enclosed space.

Now that is puffy.
 
#15
Eggbanjo said:
You big jessie....... :lol: don't know what all the fuss is about, battalion or brigade jump, 15 hercs in line, sim 45's, 800ft, at night, fully kitted..........now thats fun :D
Fun if you like the smell of vomit sweat and the sound of a jumped up loadie being an arse :D

Flash you are merely jealous that you look like Thora Hurd in lycra
 
#16
mighty_doh-nut said:
Eggbanjo said:
You big jessie....... :lol: don't know what all the fuss is about, battalion or brigade jump, 15 hercs in line, sim 45's, 800ft, at night, fully kitted..........now thats fun :D
Fun if you like the smell of vomit sweat and the sound of a jumped up loadie being an arse :D

Flash you are merely jealous that you look like Thora Hurd in lycra
The smell of vomit..............when I did my basic para course, we had a large number of ex-TA Para lads in my recruit Plt (so they already had their wings up) two of them took a tin fruit salad up on one of the jumps. One of them opened it, munched it a bit then pretended to throw up into one of the vomit sacks.........the other one then proceeded to eat it from the sick bag....... :lol:..........a couple of lads who were verging on chundering let rip and we had that lovely puke smell wafting through the plane..........happy days
 
#17
mmmm so sorry I missed out on that one....

Fly around the welsh valleys of home before the jump did you? :D

I could tell some vomit stories, but this forum isn't appropriate.
 
#18
An ancient thread I know, but I found it doing a search for info. What's the score with the basic course these days? I understand that it's still seven drops, but I also understand that the balloon drop is now history. Has that now been replaced with an extra 'clean' day jump? i.e. three 'clean' day, one 'clean' night, one 'dirty' day, one 'dirty' night (fnaar fnaar) and the final 'operational' (excersise) drop. When I say 'dirty & clean', I mean with & without kit.

I'm a little out-of-date with matters these days, and someone was asking me about what it entailed (including the [TA] all arms pre-para duration [still 1 week?]).

Curious of Weston-on-the-Green.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
O Sick Jokes 1
O Sick Jokes 1
bobthebrit Blue Jokes 0

Similar threads

New Posts

Top