OPERATION SANDSNAKE III
Hosted by Skydive Palatka, RCPT-USA & American Airborne Group (AAG)
C-47 Static Line & Freefall Operations
Main Aircraft - C47 Tico Belle and C47 Placid Lassie (Friday afternoon to Saturday evening 22-23 March 2019) will be dropping jumpers
All Jumpers - Event Registration Fee - $50
Basic Round Canopy Jump Course -$450 ($375 for RCPT Members) 19 Mar - 21 Mar 2019 - This 3-day course teaches the basics of jumping with a military static line steerable round parachute. It is for those with no previous parachuting experience, or experienced skydivers who have not jumped with a round parachute before. You will be instructed on the use of the SF-10A parachute, currently in use with the US Army as part of the MC-6 parachute system. Instruction will include equipment familiarization, actions in the aircraft, actions during descent, landing techniques, the basics of canopy control and emergency procedures. After completing ground training, you will conduct 3 jumps from a Cessna 182 or Kodiak at 1,500 feet AGL. Total cost for the course is $450, which includes professional instruction, a reference manual, parachute rental, 3 repacks from our on-site rigger service, and 3 lift tickets on the Cessna 182 or Kodiak. After completing the first jump course, you will receive a RCPT-USA Certificate of Completion.
Extended Airborne Refresher - $300 ($225 for RCPT Members) 19-21 Mar 2019 Extended Airborne Refresher Course for jumpers who have attended been a Basic Airborne course, but have not jumped in the last 5 years. This course will update the jumper on current SF-10A parachutes and jump procedures, to prepare them for 2 jumps at the end of the course from the Cessna 182 or Kodiak. The course price includes professional instruction, a reference manual, jump fees, parachute rental, parachute repacking, and RCPT-USA Annual Membership.Basic Airborne Refresher
(BAR) - ($50) 21 March 2018 - RAR Course is for returning RCPT-USA members who have not jumped in greater than 180 days. This 8 hour course will update the jumper on current SF-10A parachutes and jump procedures, to prepare them for a jump at the end of the course. The course includes professional instruction, a reference manual, parachute rental, and parachute repacking. Price is for event registration and does not include price of jump (same price as a straphanger)
Lodging options - Camping at the DZ (we have space for tents or RVs) or sleeping in the hangar. Hotels options include Sleep Inn Palatka 3805 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 PH# (386)325-8889 or Holiday Inn Express Palatka, 3813 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 PH# (386) 325-2500. Hotels are adjacent to one another and are 1 mile from DZ (ask for skydiver discount)
Arrivals: Nearest airports are Gainesville (GNV) and Jacksonville (JAX). Let us know your flight plans, so we can help link up travelers for car-pooling to and from the airport.
Clothing: Any style military field uniform is fine, but you can wear any long sleeve, long pants, and over the ankle boot ensemble you like. Participants typically wear service specific ACU/OCP type uniforms as well as WWII style M1942 uniforms and flight suits. Suitable helmets include the ACH, WWII M1C helmet, Protech, CRYE FAST and Bump, Team Wendy, PT Alpha/Bravo; RCPT also has available ACH helmets for use. Airsoft helmets are not suitable for parachuting.