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Interested in hosting RCPT-USA Foundation for a demonstration parachute jump at your event?  Contact RCPT-USA at [email protected] or Frank Cashman at (904) 219-7998.

Upcoming events

    • 10 May 2024
    • 12 May 2024
    • 2000 Airport Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341
    • 3


    • 5 Jul 2024
    • 7 Jul 2024
    • Kay Larkin Field, Palatka, Florida
    • 35

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    This  is a limited parachuting event for RCPT-USA team members who have jumped with RCPT-USA before or do not need the Extended Airborne Refresher or Basic Parachuting Course. Keep your currency, grab some grub and get wet at RCPT-USA's annual  All American Water Jump and Accuracy Competition. 

    Accuracy competition participants need not make a water jump.

    Accuracy jumps will be from C-182 for $25/lift and does not include chute rentals or repacks.   Rental- $25 for one jump, $40 for all day, repacks for rental parachutes are $25/pack ea.

    There will be no external rigger support for this event.  Jumpers must pack their own main parachutes or rent a team chute. 

    Water Jumpers must complete wet silk training per RCPT-USA's ASOP.

    The water jump is into the St John's River.  Jumpers must be preregistered to secure a slot. Cost is $250. Fee includes team main parachute and reserve, which will need to be washed and dried within 24 hours prior to repacking or risk being rendered unserviceable. All jumpers will be required to wear a USCG approved personal flotation device. Jumpers are responsible to bring their own PFD. RCPT-USA will run the wet silk/canopy classes Saturday for jumpers needing the training. No combat equipment. No helmets. Jumpers must wear shoes and clothes that are suitable for water activities (swim trunks or shorts), that won't come off, or present a hazard in the aircraft or in the air - so no swim fins or flip flops. Recommend jumpers not wear boots.

    Jump Aircraft is the C182


    4th of July BBQ at the hanger Saturday night and Lunch on Sunday!

    Course of Events:
      Friday, July 5, 2024- check in, practice and currency day- BAR for those that need it
      Saturday, July 6, 2024- BAR, Accuracy Competition
      Sunday- July 7, 2024- Water Jump

    Cost:
    • Packing Ticket $25 pack ea
    • Lift Ticket $25 ea
    • Rig Rental $25/1 or $40 event
    • Water Jump $250 (and registration)

    Accuracy jump competition:
    Saturday each jump will have 3 tries to land closest to the designated mark, you do not need to make 3 jumps but only 3 jumps will count for the competition.  Jumpers pick their spot under supervision of jumpmaster.

    Prizes For Accuracy Competition:

    1st Place: Operation Black Cat VII Registration and 1 free Jump
    2d Place: Operation Black Cat VII Registration

    3d Place: RCPT-USA T-Shirt (winners choice)


    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 14 Jul 2024
    • Geneseo, New York

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    MANIFEST CALL!  RCPT-USA will be performing a WWII style round canopy parachute demonstration at the National Warplane Museums 43nd Annual Geneseo Airshow . 

    F-16 Viper Demo Team, Skipper Hyle (T-6 Aerobatics), Rob Holland, Lou Horschel (P-51 & FG-1 Corsair), Jason Flood (Pitts S2B & Cub), Ariel Leudi (P-51), Mustang Demo Team, Round Canopy Parachute Team, Scott Yoak, and Jim Tobul, Class of ’45, Bent Wing Brothers (Corsairs), Thom Richards (P-40), Manfred Radius (Sailplane), PBY Catalina, Canadian Harvard Association (Tentative). https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/airshow/

    We are in need of jumpers, jumpmasters, and ground support personnel for this airshow.  Two Ship formation jump into a battle reenactment.  Three jump weekend with up to 10,000 spectators.  Ideal for jumpers who are unable to make Normandy for a multiship formation jump

    The Geneseo Airshow is a 3 day event from Friday, July 12, 2024 to Sunday, July 14, 2024. Jumpers are requested to arrive NLT midnight 12 June, 2024) with all equipment and uniforms prepared to jump Friday July 12, 2024.  If you are current and qualified to jump at an airshow but can not make it until Saturday, you must arrive NLT Midnight Friday July 12 , 2024.  There are three jumps expected (one on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) with additional jumps possible on Saturday and Sunday (maximum 5 jumps at this event).  All participants (jumpers, JMs, DZSOs) should commit to the entire event.

    Jump aircraft will be C-47 as the primary aircraft, which requires a 5 ft universal static line extension.

    This airshow is in a rural area and hotel lodging is limited to several double occupancy rooms.  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.

    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 18 Aug 2024
    • 2351 Ayersville Rd, Toccoa, GA 30577

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    RCPT-USA's Second Annual National Airborne Day commemoration and Jump at Camp Toccoa, Georgia.


    Event registration $75.00 per person.  This include stay in Original Toccoa Barracks for two nights, attendence to all events including tours and museums (Jumps are seperate), National Airborne Day Dinner and Commemoration. 

    Event Schedule August 14 - 18, 2024

    >Monday August 14th  :   Arrivals 

    >Tuesday August 15th :   Arrivals - team day tours of camp, town, & museum media & public appearances - scout DZ & run/walk route - social time @ pavilion PM                                                                        

    >Wednesday August 16th :  National Airborne Day Currahee Run/Walk event AM  -  lunch exhibition jump program (PROPOSED) - museum spaghetti dinner - social time @ pavilion PM                                                                 

    >Thursday August 18th  Departures

    Notes:  >Barracks lodging (1 male/1 female): bring own linen &  bedding

                 >Museum spaghetti dinner will have other food items & side dishes,

     



    • 3 Oct 2024
    • 6 Oct 2024
    • 2351 Ayersville Rd, Toccoa, GA 30577

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    RCPT-USA's Currahee Military Weekend at Camp Toccoa, Georgia.


    RCPT-USA will celebrate with Camp Taccoa and Currahee mountain during their Military Weekend. 

    Event Schedule October 3-6 , 2024

    >Thursday October 3  :   Arrivals 

    >Friday October 4th :   Arrivals - team day tours of camp, town, & museum media & public appearances - scout DZ & run/walk route - social time @ pavilion PM                                                                        


    Saturday October 5th                                                                

    Sunday October 6th: Departure

    Notes:  >Barracks lodging (1 male/1 female): bring own linen &  bedding

                 >Museum spaghetti dinner will have other food items & side dishes,

     



    • 21 Oct 2024
    • 27 Oct 2024
    • Kay Larkin Field

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    OPERATION BLACK CAT VIII-  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- TBD

    Guest Speaker:  TBD

    FreeFall: There will also be freefall opportunities with Skydive Palatka

    Schedule of Event:

    All Current Jumpers - Event Registration Fee - $60 (Dinner at the hanger on Saturday, logistics, and t-shirt). Jump Opportunities: We will have several round jumps every day Friday through Sunday. C47 jumps will be $50.00 per jump, Caravan jumps are $35 per jump, Cessna 182 jumps are $25 per jump, reminder, students have priority. Chute rental is $50 for the entire event and repacks are $25 each. If you own your own parachute and plan on making multiple jumps a day, you are strongly encouraged to rent a second parachute to prevent delays due to packing.

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

    Basic Parachuting Course (BPC)-$750.00 REGISTRATION IS FULL for the BPC/EAR.  Straphangers are welcome.  Arrive NLT 0730 Tuesday 24 October, 2023 ready to train with all documentation on hand (Medical if required etc)- Training available to members only, to register candidates must join the team prior to registering for course.  This 5-day course teaches the basics of jumping with a static line steerable round parachute. You will be instructed on the use of the SF-10A and MC1-1C parachute.  Instruction will include equipment familiarization, actions in the aircraft, actions during descent, landing techniques, the basics of round canopy control, and emergency procedures. After completing ground training, you will conduct 3 jumps from a Cessna/Caravan and 2 jumps from the event special contracted air frame. The course price includes professional instruction, a reference manual, all  jump fees, parachute rental, parachute packing tickets, and lunches during training.  After completing the basic parachuting course, you will receive your RCPT-USA wings.  Lunches are included on training days for students as well as event registration (see above) for the weekend.

    Extended Airborne Refresher (EAR)- REGISTRATION IS FULL $350. Straphangers are welcome. Arrive NLT 0730 Tuesday 24 October, 2023 ready to train with all documentation on hand (Proof of Training, jump logs, Medical if required etc)- Training available to members only, to register candidates must join the team prior to registering for course. This 2 jump Refresher Course is for jumpers who have been to a Basic Airborne Course and have jumped static line round canopies, but who are not on current active duty jump orders, or who have never jumped with RCPT-USA before, and have not jumped in the last 180 days (or 18+ years!). This 3 day course runs congruently with the BPC and will update the jumper on current SF-10A parachute systems,  jump procedures, and prepare them for 2 jumps at the end of the course from a Cessna/Caravan. The course price includes professional instruction, a reference manual, all  jump fees, parachute rental, parachute packing tickets, and lunches during training. At the conclusion of the Extended Airborne Refresher the jumper is current and is free to manifest and jump at the event at the same cost as a strap hanger (jumps/parachute rentals/re-packs paid separately).  Lunches are included on training days for students as well as event registration (see above) for the weekend.

    Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR) - (Free Member Benefit) 27 October, 2023,  Basic Airborne Refresher is for returning RCPT-USA members who have not jumped in the last 240 days but who have participated in RCPT-USA jump events in the past as an RCPT-USA member or for AD paratroopers who need cross training with SF10 and MIRPS-SLCP. This course will update the jumper on current SF-10A parachutes and jump procedures, to prepare them for a jump (not included) at the end of the course. This course is only for RCPT-USA members who have jumped with RCPT-USA or AD paratroopers on current jump orders.  Jumpers are still responsible for the $55 event fee. 

    NOTE:  Current SL steerable round canopy jumpers do not need to join the team in order to straphang at our events.  Strap hangers must present logbook with proof of currency or you will not be manifested.  Anybody desiring to attend the BPC or the EAR must be a team member.  Join the team prior to attempting to register for a course. You must pay for event at time of registration or your registration will be cancelled after 15 minutes.  In order to guarantee your slot in a course you must pay the registration fee.  If the course you need is full, please register on the waitlist, if someone drops out and can not attend we will add new registrants from the waitlist. 

    Intentional Water Jump

    -  We are planning on closing the event 29 OCT 2023 with a water jump into the St John's River.  Jumpers must be registered for Operation Black Cat VII Cost is $250. Fee includes team parachute and reserve which will need to be washed and dried within 24 hours prior to repacking or risk being unserviceable. 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 completed wet silk training. RCPT-USA will run the wet silk 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), that 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, complete your event registration and then return to registration page and complete water jump registration. Registration code will be sent to registered jumpers when the manifest for the water jump is opened.

    LOGISTICS:

    Lodging options - Camping at the DZ (there is space for tents or RVs at skydive palatka- $5.00 nightly fee). Lodging options include Holiday Inn Express Palatka, 3813 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 PH# (386) 325-2500.  Holiday Inn Express is 1 mile from DZ (if available ask for skydiver discount), Hampton Inn (Hilton) 100 Memorial Pkwy, Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 530-2420, Best Western 119 Hwy 17, East Palatka, FL 32131 (386) 325-7800, and VRBO/AirBnB have many decent houses around Palatka at great prices for the week. If we did not list a hotel, that hotel is NOT recommended for lodging.

    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 Pro-Tec, Crye, Ops-Core FAST (ballistic and bump), Team Wendy, PT Alpha/Bravo;  RCPT also has available ACH helmets for use. Airsoft helmets are not suitable for parachuting.

    RCPT-USA reserves the right to refuse service to any person, Member or Non-Member at any RCPT-USA event.


     

Past events

5 Mar 2024 Operation SANDSNAKE VIII 2024
1 Mar 2024 PACKING CLASS MC-6/SF-10A/MC1-1
16 Feb 2024 PACKING CLASS MC-6/SF-10A/MC1-1
19 Jan 2024 PACKING CLASS MC-6/SF-10A/MC1-1
12 Jan 2024 Operation Phoenix III
23 Oct 2023 Operation Black Cat VII
6 Oct 2023 Apple Valley Airshow 2023
14 Aug 2023 RCPT National Airborne Day Celebration at Currahee Mountain
30 Jun 2023 RCPT-USA's All American Water Jump and Accuracy Competition 2023
2 Jun 2023 National Warplane Museum 42nd Annual Geneseo Airshow
19 May 2023 Elkhart Salute to Veterans Airshow 2023
20 Mar 2023 Operation Sandsnake VII
24 Oct 2022 Operation Black Cat VI
7 Oct 2022 Apple Valley Airshow
6 Oct 2022 LTG(R) David E.Grange Honor Guard
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
1 Jun 2022 OPERATION OVERLORD 2022
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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