Round Canopy parachuting team - usa

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    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 19 Sep 2019

    This event listing is for information purposes only.  TO jump you must contact RCPT-NL and register. 




    Preferred uniform for jumps is US M43 plus jump boots & airborne helmet. (Fixed D-bale helmets are NOT allowed).

    For Market Garden 2019 we offer the following Jumps:

    1.     Monday, September 16       Son DZ “Operation Capt. Fred Hancock” DZ C Memorial Jump       Jump price € 250.00          
    2.     Tuesday, September 17      
    Eerde DZ “Operation Pvt. Bobby Hunter” DZ A Memorial Jump Same date, same time, same DZ: exactly 7
           Jump price € 250.00  

    3.     Thursday, September 19      Grave DZ “The bridges are ours!” DZ O Memorial Jump        Jump price € 250.00     

    Discount: if you make all 3 jumps the total price is € 700.00 Euros

    The minimum required total round canopy jumps to jump from a C-47 at a demonstration is 5. The chief jumpmaster has the final decision.

    Paperwork of your equipment will be inspected before the jumps. No rental equipment is available.
    All equipment has to be rigger inspected. (1 year for main, 6 months for reserve)

    Main Parachute Only steerable round canopies are allowed. Types such as MC1-1C/D, SET10, SF-10.
    Reserve Parachute
    Reserves - only MIRPS (centre- or side pull) or modified T10R with MA1 kicker plate are allowed.

    Opening System
    We only allow the direct-bag opening system. Pilot-chute assist systems are not allowed.


    Like last year we have a unique historical location as our base of operations, Campground “Het Goeie Leven” (The good life). In 1944 this campground was part of the famous sand dunes of Eerde where the American and German paratroopers clashed several times. The climax was at 24 September when the Americans launched a fearsome bayonet attack towards a much better equipped German opponent. The battle was intense and both sides suffered tremendous casualties. In October 1944 the sand dunes were excavated as base for an airstrip (B85) which facilitated over 150 Spitfires which flew sorties from here into Germany. Much support was flown from here during the operation Varsity, the successful Airborne operation in Germany near the town of Wesel. After the war these fields were used as agricultural land until in 2011 when it was transformed into a wonderful campground, where the love of camping and good food can be enjoyed. We are welcomed by Johann, Anke, their kids and the complete “Goeie Leven” team. On the evening of the 18th of September a music event with a Big Band will take place at “Het Goeie Leven”. (This is under slight reservation.)

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 07:00 - 15:00
    • 3149 Smith Creek Rd, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577

    RCPT-USA will be part of the first annual Skyfest NC airshow in Smithfield, North Carolina, October 12, 2019.

    Skyfest is a 1 day event 12 OCT 2019. Jumpers are to arrive NLT 0730  Oct 12 with all equipment and uniforms prepared to jump that day at noon. There is an opportunity for 1 jump only. 

    Uniform is M1942, Brown Jump Boots, Steel pot, and SF10/MC6, or MC1, SET10 plus MIRPS SCLP reserve.

    Jumpers MAY NOT jump any additional equipment.

    Jump aircraft is contracted to be a CASA 212. Understand that number of jumpers may be modified at any time, AC wants 12 jumpers for one load at 12 noon.

    Lodging and food are not provided by the Airshow, you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the show. This is a Demo jump so you must meet he LOA requirements to make a  jump which is a 35 jump minimum, 1 round canopy jump in the last 90 days prior to the event (Since July 14, 2019).

    For questions please contact Skyshark at

    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • Skydive Palatka


    Hosted by Skydive Palatka and RCPT-USA

    Static Line & Freefall Operations 

    Main Aircraft  -SKYVAN

    More details & info to come

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

    Basic Round Canopy Jump Course -$600 ($525 for Members) 15-20 October 2019-  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 recurrency 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 $600.  After completing the first jump course, you will receive a RCPT-USA Certificate of Completion. 

    Extended Jump Refresher - $275   ($200 for Members) 15-20 October 2019.  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) 18 October 2019  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.


    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 20:00 (EDT)
    • 4 Nov 2019
    • 17:00 (EST)
    • Stuart, Florida
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