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    • 23 Sep 2022
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • Jefferson City Municial Airport Missouri

    JUMPERS HIT IT!   On September 24, 2022, Jefferson City, Missouri will be honoring paratroopers and veterans of WWII by converting a part of the airport into a French street in remembrance of the liberation of France that began with the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.  RCPT-USA, partnering with All Veterans Parachute Group will be performing two C-47 jumps from Placid Lassie to add an exciting component to this event.  RCPT-USA needs 12 current and qualified  jumpers and 8 support staff to support this event.  Transportation to and from the event will be the responsibility of the member.  The jumps, hotels, event admission, and some meals will be provided by the event.

    This is an AIR EVENT and as such jumpers must be RCPT-USA member. Jumpers must have jumped a round canopy within the last 180 days (again this is and air event and not an airshow) that is one jump since March 29 2022.  Jumpers must have at least 35 round canopy static line jumps and be approved for events by our Safety and Training Officer or the events ABC. If you are unsure contact Rick Randall or RCPT-USA to confirm your eligibility. Jumpers may jump their own parachute and reserves. Reserves must be packed by FAA rigger and in date (180 days- 29 March 2022), parachutes will be available if you do not own your own. Some packing stations will be available for packing.

    UNIFORM:  M42s, brown jump boots, and steel pots. No extra equipment may be jumped.

    Jumpers must arrive NLT midnight Friday and be ready for pre-jump training with all equipment and in proper uniform at 0730 Saturday the 24th.

    Name of hotel will be released in the coming days.

    • 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

    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- PLEASE SIGN UP FOR WAITLIST- (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- PLEASE SIGN UP FOR WAITLIST (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.


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