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Interested in hosting RCPT-USA Foundation for a demonstration parachute jump at your event?  Contact Dave 'Shyshark' Munoz (RCPT-USA's Event Coordinator) at [email protected] or (308) 379-8197‬‬‬

Upcoming events

    • 6 Oct 2022
    • Ft Benning. Ga
    • 2

      RCPT-USA was requested to provide support for the Funeral of LTG(R) David E.Grange, a Veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a Paratrooper, a Ranger and a Green Beret. He was also the Commandant of Infantry.

       The Funeral will be held on on 06 OCT 2022 at Fort Benning, Georgia. RCPT-USA will escort the General's Flag Draped Casket in a Caisson pulled by a WWII era Jeep. RCPT-USA will drive and TC lead and rear M151 Jeeps and will take the General on his final tour of Post, passing the old HQ, his Living Quarters, Doughboy Stadium and the Jump Towers. A second Jeep Team will provide trail escort behind the Family.

      All will be  dressed in M-42s and M1C Helmets and LCE.  RCPT-USA will act as Escorts for the Family throughout the Ceremony at the Infantry Chapel on Fort Benning, his  Burial at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery near Fryar Drop Zone. A reception will be held at the National Infantry Museum. RCPT-USA will assist in creating a display table of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Airborne Operations and answer questions from those in attendance.

      Register at under the events tab. Honor Guard is responsible for their own uniform, travel, and lodging during this event.

    It is "More Than Just a Jump" to Honor an Airborne Legend!

    • 7 Oct 2022
    • 9 Oct 2022
    • 21600 Corwin Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307

    Apple Valley Airshow 2022

    After two years on hiatus, the San Bernardino County Department of Airports is pleased to announce the return of the 19th Annual Apple Valley Airshow & NAPA© Auto Parts Car Display on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

    RCPT-USA will be performing a demonstration static line parachuting jump Saturday October 8, 2022 from a C47 aircraft.

    We are in need of jumpers and ground support personnel for this airshow.  Space is limited.

    The Apple Valley Airshow is a 1 day event from Saturday, October 8, 2022. Jumpers are to arrive NLT midnight October 7, 2022 with all equipment and uniforms prepared to jump Saturday October 8, 2022.  All participants (jumpers, JMs, DZSOs) must commit for the entire event.

    This is a great opportunity for our west coast jumpers!  Closest arrival is for our traveling jumpers is Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino County, California.

    Jumpers must be an active and current member of RCPT-USA (no members who have never jumped with RCPT-USA in the past), Jumpers must also be approved to perform in an Air Show, and must have at least 35 round canopy jumps with their last jump with their last jump within 90 days from October 8, 2022 (July 10, 2022).  Jumpers can be approved by the RCPT-USA JM team and or RCPT-USA's Training and Safety officer to participate in an Airshow. Uniform will be M42's, brown boots, and steel pots. If jumping own equipment MIRPS-SLCP must have an FAA rated rigger packing with a date not earlier than April 11, 2022. Jumpers MAY NOT jump any additional equipment.

    Hotel lodging is available to team members and is double occupancy rooms in the city of Victorville, California.  Rooms are reserved for team members only (no family members not working the airshow).  Camping (RV and Tents are recommended for this airshow).  Jumpers are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Airshow. Hotel details will be released as soon as they are available.  Arrangements for family and friends will be made at the cost of the team member.

    • 24 Oct 2022
    • 30 Oct 2022
    • Kay Larkin Field


    OPERATION BLACK CAT VI-  RCPT-USA wishes to honor all paratroopers past present and future as we continue to salute those who have come before.

    Hosted by RCPT-USA

    MAIN A/C- C-47 Tico Belle

    UH1 Huey Rides- Contact Friends of Army Aviation to reserve your ride on a Vietnam era Huey Helicopter.

    Guest Speaker:  Col Joseph William Kittinger II  is a retired USAF Officer.  His initial operational assignment was in fighter aircraft, then he participated in the Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior high-altitude balloon flight projects from 1956 to 1960 and was the first man to fully witness the curvature of the Earth. Setting a world record for the highest skydive: 102,800 feet (31.3 km) on August 16, 1960.

    As a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, Kittinger shot down a North Vietnamese Mig-21 fighter. He was later shot down himself, spending 11 months as a POW in a North Vietnamese prison until he was repatriated in 1973.

    In 1984, he was also the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon.

    In 2012, Kittinger participated in the Red Bull Stratus project as Capsule Communicator at age 84, directing Felix Baumgartner on his 24-mile (39 km) freefall from Earth's stratosphere, which broke Kittinger's own 53-year-old record.

    Schedule of Event:

    October 24- JM refresher (invitation only)
    October 25- BPC and EAR course begins (0700hrs)
    October 28-30- Open jump operations with C47 Tico Belle
    October 28-30- UH1 "Huey" rides from Friends of Army Aviation (scheduled)

    Jumpers - Event Fee - $50 (Fee includes: T-Shirt, water, facilities support) for straphangers and current jumpers.  If you have not jumped within 180 days of the event and are a current RCPT member please sign up for the BAR to be completed prior to your jump activities.

    Training is for members only, membership registration must be completed separately.

    Basic Round Canopy Parachuting Course  (BPC)-  REGISTRATION IS FULL- (must be RCPT-USA Member- jumper must join team prior to registration) 25-29 October 2022. Candidates may NOT BE over the age of 65 and weigh no more than 240 pounds.  Candidate over 55 need their primary care provider to sign off on the RCPT-USA Medical Clearance Form (found on the website in the members resource area). Instruction is for members who have no round canopy jump experience or have had an extended break from round canopy jumping and needs in-depth training in round steerable canopies (SF-10/MC6, MC1, or SET 10 type canopies). Total cost for the course is $700, which includes professional instruction, a reference manual, parachute rental 5 jumps, 5 repacks from our on-site rigger service, and 5 lift tickets (3 on the Cessna 182 and 2 on the events main aircraft). After completing the first jump course, you will receive a RCPT-USA Certificate of Completion, RCPT-USA wings and enter the world of round canopy parachuting.

    Extended Airborne Refresher (EAR)-   REGISTRATION IS FULL (must be RCPT-USA Member- jumper must join team prior to registration) 25-28 October 2022. For new RCPT-USA members wishing to jump with RCPT-USA with prior steerable round canopy experience. Candidates may NOT BE over the age of 65 and weigh no more than 240 pounds.  Candidate over 55 need their primary care provider to sign off on the RCPT-USA Medical Clearance Form (found on the website in the members resource area).  This 2 jump Refresher Course is for jumpers who have been to a Basic Airborne Course, who are not on current active duty jump orders, or who have never jumped with RCPT-USA and have not jumped in the last 180 days. Cost is $300.  This 2-3 day course runs congruently with the basic round canopy parachuting course and will update  jumper on current SF-10A parachutes and jump procedures in order to prepare them for 2 jumps at the end of the course. The course price includes professional instruction, a reference manual, jump fee, parachute rental, and parachute repacking for two jumps. At the conclusion of the Extended Airborne Refresher the jumper is free to attend and jump at the event as they so choose.

    Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR)- (Free Returning Member benefit) 28 October 2022. BAR is for returning RCPT-USA members only who have not jumped in the last 180 days but have participated in RCPT-USA jump events in the past.  This 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. This course is for returning RCPT-USA members who have jumped with RCPT-USA before. If you are new to RCPT-USA this is not the refresher for you.

    Intentional Water Jump

    -  We are planning on closing the event 30 OCT.  2022 with a water jump into the St John's River.  Jumpers must be registered for Operation Black Cat IV Cost is $250. Fee includes team MC1 series main and reserve parachutes which will need to be washed and dried within 24 hours prior to repacking or risk being unservicable. All jumpers will be required to wear a USCG approved personal flotation device. Jumpers are responsible to bring their own PFD. ALL jumpers for the deliberate water jump must have current (within the last 12 months) water jump training. RCPT-USA will run the wet canopy classes throughout the week, as time, personnel, and resources permit. No combat equipment. No helmets. Jumpers must wear shoes and clothes that are suitable for water activities (swim trunks or shorts), won't come off, or present a hazard in the aircraft or the air - so no swim fins or flip flops. Recommended jumpers not wear boots. Registration code required for registration for water jump. Registration code will be sent to registered jumpers when the manifest for the water jump is opened.


Past events

23 Sep 2022 40's Fly In- Jefferson City, Missouri
1 Jul 2022 RCPT-USA's All American Water Jump and Accuracy Competition 2022
2 Jun 2022 National Warplane Museum 41st Annual Geneseo Airshow
28 Feb 2022 Operation Sandsnake VI
5 Feb 2022 Palatka Classic Car and Fly-In
12 Nov 2021 Stuart Air Show 2021
25 Oct 2021 Operation Black Cat V
17 Sep 2021 Jefferson City Veteran Salute
2 Jul 2021 RCPT-USA's All American Water Jump and Accuracy Competition
15 May 2021 2021 Armed Forces Day Celebration
22 Mar 2021 Operation Sandsnake V
6 Nov 2020 Stuart Air Show 2020
26 Oct 2020 Operation Black Cat IV
8 Oct 2020 WWII Air, Sea and Land Festival 2020
13 Aug 2020 Inaugural National Airborne Day 2020
23 Mar 2020 **CANCELLED** Operation Sandsnake IV **COVID 19**
31 Oct 2019 Stuart Air Show 2019
14 Oct 2019 Operation Black Cat III
12 Oct 2019 Skyfest 2019
16 Sep 2019 75th Anniversary Market Garden Memorial Airborne Operation
27 Jul 2019 Proficiency/Tune Up Jump For Op Market Garden
3 Jun 2019 75th D-Day Memorial Airborne Operation
18 Mar 2019 Operation Sandsnake III
2 Nov 2018 Stuart Air Show 2018
22 Oct 2018 Operation Black Cat II
6 Apr 2018 Space Coast Warbird Airshow 2018
27 Feb 2018 Operation Sandsnake II
27 Oct 2017 Operation Black Cat
26 Oct 2017 RCPT-USA SF10A Refresher Course
23 Oct 2017 RCPT-USA Jumpmaster Refresher
13 Sep 2017 Operation Market Garden 73rd Anniversary Commemoration
30 Jul 2017 Cornhusker State Games Round Canopy Accuracy Competition

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