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    • 5 Jun 2020
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    • 6 Jun 2020
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    • Kay Larkin Field, 4015 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177

    RCPT-USA wishes to commemorate the 76th anniversary of Operation Neptune, the airborne portion of Operation Overlord on the night of June 5-6, 2020 by conducting a parachute drop from the WWII veteran war bird C-47, Tico Belle.  Jumps will be available from the C47 during for daylight jumps from the afternoon of 5 June and all day 6 June 2020- weather dependent.   We are also planning on a sunset load , 5 June 2020.

    This event is open for all  qualified steerable round canopy parachutists who are trained and experienced wtih SF10/MC6, MC1, or Set 10 parachute systems.  Sorry, no new jumpers for this one. 

    To qualify jumpers must be current and have a logged steerable round canopy parachute jump in the last 180 days or you must attend our Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR) the morning of Friday June 5th.  Any jumper wishing to make the night jump must complete a day jump prior to being manifested on the night load.  The aircraft arrives at 1100hrs June 5th and will be conducting daylight qualifying jumps throughout the afternoon.  The aircraft will remain on station June 6th for additional jumps.

    If you fall outside of the 180 day window but have jumped a steerable round canopy static line parachute in the last 2 years you are welcome to join us but you must attend the BAR Friday, 5 June 2020 at 0800. No jumpers who's last jump was greater than 2 years prior to 5 June 2020 will be manifested.  This is not a training event.

    All jumpers must use the MIRPS-SLCP system and a Direct Bag deployment system- strictly NO MODIFIED PARACHUTES.  We have plenty of acceptable parachutes and reserves as rentals.  So bring your own or rent one of ours.  If a jumper is not familiar with the MIRPS-SLCP reserve system then you must attend BAR at 0800 on June 5th, 2020.


    Event Fee- A desire to jump and honor our greatest generation!

    Jump Cost- $80/jump

    Night Jump- Must complete qualifying daylight jump June 5th to manifest.

    Parachute Rental- $25 per jump, $50 one day rental, $80 2 day rental (Friday and Saturday)

    Main Parachute Pack Tickets- $25 per main pack

    MIRPS-SLCP rental- $25 for event/ $60 to repack if accidentally deployed (no repack charge if it saves your life)

    Reserve Parachute Pack Ticket- Must be arranged with certified rigger (if your reserve is out of date riggers may not be available to pack it during event- Team Reserves available).

    Packing lanes will be available for jumpers who pack their own. 

    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: We are encouraging everyone who has them to be in their M42s and Boots however, any style military field uniform is fine, but you can wear any long sleeve, long pants, and over the ankle boot ensemble you like.

    Suitable helmets include the Pro-Tec, Crye, Ops-Core FAST (ballistic and bump), Team Wendy, PT Alpha/Bravo;  RCPT also has available helmets for use with a small deposit if needed. 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 (EDT)
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • 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


    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
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    • 1 Nov 2020
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    • Kay Larkin Field


    OPERATION BLACK CAT IV-  Break out your Tiger Stripes and OG107s, RCPT-USA will be holding our fall training and proficiency event at Kay Larkin Field, Palatka, Florida from 26 October- 1 November 2020 in honor of our Vietnam Veterans.

    Hosted by RCPT-USA

    Main Aircraft  -TBD (Planned UH1 Huey)

    Guest Speaker: Former Vietnam POW Bill Arcuri CPT(ret) B-52 pilot shot down and parachuted over Cambodia.

    Jumpers - Event Fee - $50 (Fee includes: T-Shirt, Dinner Saturday Night, Hanger Rental and Port-a-lets)

    Basic Round Canopy Parachuting Course -$525 (must be RCPT-USA Member- must join team prior to registration) 27-30 October 2020. 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 $525, which includes professional instruction, a reference manual, parachute rental 5 jumps, 5 repacks from our on-site rigger service, and 5 lift tickets on the Cessna 182/Kodiak and 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)-  $200, 27-29 October 2020. For new RCPT-USA members wishing to jump with RCPT-USA with prior steerable round canopy experience. 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. This 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 Member benefit) 30 October 2019. 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. You must register for the event as a jumper/strap hanger in order to register for BAR. 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.

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


    • 6 Nov 2020
    • 07:00 (EST)
    • 8 Nov 2021
    • 17:00 (EST)
    • Stuart, Florida
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    Stuart Airshow has been contracted with RCPT-USA.

    RCPT-USA will be returning to the Stuart Air Show in 2020 ( The Stuart Air Show is a 3 day event from Friday, November 6, 2019 to Sunday, November 8, 2019. Jumpers are to arrive NLT 0700hrs (7:00am November 6, 2020) with all equipment and uniforms prepared to jump that day.  We recommend arriving the day prior. There are three jumps (one on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).  All participants (jumpers, JMs, DZSOs) must commit for the entire event.

    Jumpers must be established and approved to perform in an Air Show, an active member of RCPT-USA, and must have at least 35 round canopy jumps with their last jump with in 90 days of 8 November 2020.  Jumpers can be approved by the RCPT-USA JM team and Training and Safety officer to participate in an Airshow. Uniform will Be WWII M42/43s/ Helmet/ Brown Jump Boots.

    Jumpers MAY NOT jump any additional equipment.

    Jump aircraft will be C47 as the primary aircraft. The aircraft is TBD at this time.

    Lodging (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night- there will be a few hold over rooms if you are traveling on Sunday night if needed) and some food are provided by the Airshow, you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Airshow. Rooms are double occupancy and reserved for team members only. Hotel details will be released as soon as they are available if jumpers have family members joining them. Arraignments for family and friends will be made at the cost of the team member.

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