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    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 07:30
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 20:00
    • Skydive Palatka, Florida
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    JUMPERS HIT IT! We have just confirmed that the WWII veteran C47, Tico Belle, will be arriving for Operation Sandsnake IV the afternoon of Thursday 26 March, 2020 and available for jumping that afternoon as early as 1300hrs 26 March 2020 and all day Friday, and Saturday 27-28 March, 2020, and Sunday 29 March 2020 until 1500hrs. So GET IT ON!


    OPERATION SANDSNAKE IV

    Hosted by  RCPT-USA & American Airborne Group (AAG)

    Main Aircraft  - C47

    Register below!!

    https://rcptusa.wildapricot.org/event-3582865

    All Jumpers - Event Registration Fee - $50 (lunches on Friday and Saturday as well as Dinner at the hanger on Saturday, logistics, and t-shirt)

    Basic Round Canopy Jump Course -$600  24-27 March 2020.  This 5-day course teaches the basics of jumping with a static line steerable round parachute to team members. 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 round canopy control and emergency procedures. After completing ground training, you will conduct 3 jumps from a Cessna 182 or Kodiak and 2 jumps form the event special contracted airframe from 1,500 feet AGL. Total cost for the course is $600.  After completing the first jump course, you will receive a RCPT-USA Certificate of Completion.  Lunches are included on training days for students as well as event registration for the weekend.

    Extended Jump Refresher - $275   ($200 for Members) 24-26 March 2020.  This 2 jump Refresher Course for Troopers who have been to a Basic Airborne course, but 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 (or 18+ years!). This 3 day course runs congruently with the BRCJC 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 either the Cessna or Kodiak. The course price includes professional instruction, a reference manual, jump fee, parachute rental, parachute repacking, and RCPT-USA Annual Membership. At the conclusion of the Extended Jump Refresher the jumper is free to attend and jump at the event as they so choose.  Lunches are included on training days for students as well as event registration for the weekend.

    Basic Jump Refresher - (Member benefit) 26 March 2020,  Refresher Course is for RCPT-USA members who have not jumped in the last 180 days but who has participated in RCPT-USA jump events in the past. 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. This course is for RCPT-USA members who have jumped with RCPT-USA.  Jumpers are still responsible for the $50 event fee.  Lunches are included on training days for students as well as event registration for the weekend.

    LOGISTICS:

    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 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.


    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 17:00 (CDT)
    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 17:00 (CDT)
    • Seward, Nebraska


    WARNO: RCPT-USA is preparing to support the inaugural National Airborne Day event in Seward Nebraska (Near Lincoln, NE.) at Seward Municipal Airport (KSWT) from 14 August to 16 August, 2020.

    Registration for this event is not open at this time.  Follow this page and or the RCPT-USA team facebook page for registration announcement.

    Jumpers must be current RCPT-USA members with at least 35 round canopy jumps and must have jumped a round canopy with in 90 days of 16 August, 2020.  Jumpers are required to wear WWII era uniforms (M42's/M43's), boots, and helmets. All registrants are required to commit to the full event and be present until event ENDEX on 16 August, 2020.

    This is the inaugural show for this event and will be open to the public and will have active duty military and civilian jump demonstrations in honor of National Airborne Day.

    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 17:00
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 17:00
    • Lakefront Airport New Orleans
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    RCPT-USA will support the National WWII museum's WWII Air, Sea, and Land Festival at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans from October 9 through October 11, 2020. 

    Jumpers must be current RCPT-USA members with 35 round canopy jumps with the last jump being not more than 90 days prior to 11 October.  Jumpers must wear WWII era uniforms (M42's/M43's), boots, and helmets for jumps.  All jumpers and support personnel must commit to the entire event.  If you register you are expected to support the event until the event ENDEX.

    RCPT has committed to have 10 jumpers and 6 support personnel.  Depending on interest we may rotate jumpers and ground personnel to ensure opportunities to jump for all airborne qualified RCPT-USA member.



    WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival

    2018

    The National WWII Museum, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, and the Commemorative Air Force extend a sincere thank you to the sponsors and patrons who supported the 2018 WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

    We had a beautiful weekend with fantastic weather, and more importantly a safe and fun show. The event drew more than 16,000 attendees—including 3,800 schoolchildren on Free Student Friday.

    Great response! The event is full. Please understand that airshows are more than just opportunities to jump. They are controlled by the FAA and present specific and sometimes difficult challenges. If you are new to the team (essentially an unknown jumper to us) you may be restricted in your ability participate. ALL jumpers wishing to participate must receive a stamp of approval from RCPT-USA Safety and Training and Jumpmaster team. Furthermore, we will try and get as many qualified jumpers in the air as possible. This means that not all jumpers will jump every day. We ill try and work this out so you know exactly what the manifest is so you can plan accordingly. Please register on the wait list and we will fill openings for this event from this list first. Finally, we only have limited team hotel space but Dave Krasner is local and would be able to house over-flow members not able to stay at the hotel. 

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 1 Nov 2020
    • Kay Larkin Field

    REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN


    OPERATION BLACK CAT IV

    Hosted by RCPT-USA

    Main Aircraft  -TBD

    More details & info to come

    Jumpers - Event Fee - $50 (lunches, logistics)

    Basic Round Canopy Jump Course -$525 (must be RCPT-USA Member- must join team prior to registion) 27-30 October 2020-  This 5-day course teaches the basics of jumping with a military static line steerable round parachute. It is for those with no previous parachuting experience, experienced skydivers who have not jumped with a round parachute before, and those with previous round canopy experience who desire re-currency training after a long break in service or who simply want to learn. 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 round canopy control and emergency procedures. After completing ground training, you will conduct 3 jumps from a Cessna 182 or Kodiak and 2 jumps form the event special contracted airframe from 1,500 feet AGL. Total cost for the course is $525.  After completing the first jump course, you will receive a RCPT-USA Certificate of Completion. 

    Extended Jump Refresher - $200 (for RCPT-USA Members- must join team prior to registration) 27-29 October 2020.  This 2 jump Refresher Course for Troopers who have been to a Basic Airborne course, but 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 (or 18+ years!). This 3 day course runs congruently with the BRCJC 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 either the Cessna or Kodiak. The course price includes professional instruction, a reference manual, jump fee, parachute rental, parachute repacking, and RCPT-USA Annual Membership. At the conclusion of the Extended Jump Refresher the jumper is free to attend and jump at the event as they so choose.

    Basic Jump Refresher - (Member benefit) 30 October 2020  Refresher Course is for RCPT-USA members who have not jumped in the last 180 days but who has participated in RCPT-USA jump events in the past. 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. This course is for RCPT-USA members who have jumped with RCPT-USA.  Jumpers are still responsible for the $50 event fee.

     

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