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    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Lakefront Airport New Orleans
    • 5

    6/14/20-  This event has been cancelled due to COVID 19 impacts

    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
    • (EDT)
    • 1 Nov 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 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  - UH1 Huey Helicopter

    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, Hanger Rental and Port-a-lets, and water) 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.

    Basic Round Canopy Parachuting Course -CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL, INTERESTED CANDIDATES MAY REGISTER ON THE WAIT LIST AS A STANDBY - $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 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)-  CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL, INTERESTED CANDIDATES MAY REGISTER ON THE WAIT LIST AS A STANDBY $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 Returning 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.

    Intentional Water Jump-  We are closing the event 1 Nov. 2020 with a water jump into the St John's River.  Jumpers must be registered for Operation Black Cat IV Cost is $200. Fee includes team MC1 series mains 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.


    • 6 Nov 2020
    • 07:00 (EST)
    • 8 Nov 2020
    • 17:00 (EST)
    • Stuart, Florida
    • 16

    due to COVID-19 and Stuart Airshow budgetary concerns the airshow will not be hosting an airborne demonstration

    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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