INTERESTED IN JUMPING WITH RCPT-USA?
CURRENCY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Current and Qualified Parachutists:
Basic and Refresher Candidates:
If you are a previously trained jumper registering for the EAR, we will need either a copy of your DD-214, airborne training certificate, hazardous duty (jump) orders, or parachutist badge orders showing you are airborne qualified. Additionally, we encourage you to send jump logs to help the cadre assess your level of experience.
Candidates may NOT BE over the age of 65 without an RCPT-USA waiver. Candidate over 55 need their primary care provider to sign off on the RCPT-USA Medical Clearance Form. It can be found on the website in the members resource area. You must submit a copy of this form prior to the start of training.
We fully understand the warrior spirit and your desire to parachute. That’s why we’re all here! It isn’t just about your desire to jump though. We take your safety very seriously. Unfortunately, injuries are not always avoidable and affect not only the jumper, but everyone involved. We are asking you to take a good hard look at yourself and ensure you are not only mentally prepared to train but that you are physically able to train.
We ask that all jumpers, at a minimum, ensure they are physically capable of performing the following essential tasks in order to safely participate in round canopy parachuting activities:
- Weigh no more than 240 lbs.
Parachutes and Reserves:
FAA regulations require that all Reserve parachutes be inspected and repacked by an FAA certified parachute rigger every 180 days.
Airsoft helmets are not suitable for parachuting!
Participants at training events are welcome to wear any military uniform or appropriate civilian attire suitable for parachuting (pants, long sleeves, and boots).
RCPT-USA has three pathways to becoming an RCPT-USA JM. All JMs must be members of the team and participate at least annually in RCPT-USAs JM refresher (JMR) and standardization course held during our semi-annual training events.
Potential RCPT-USA JMs must be team members and have jumped with RCPT-USA prior to attending any JMR. JMs should be familiar with RCPT-USA’s Airborne Standard Operating Procedures (ASOP)(see: Members Resources section).
Accepted forms of JM training:
1- have attended a US Army JM Course
2- Complete the RCPT-USAs JM course- RCPT-USA JM course is a self paced program which follows DoD guidelines and require candidates to demonstrate competency in all aspects of an airborne operation.
3- Provide proof of training from an approved JM program outside of the DoD and meet our onboarding criteria. Non-DOD trained JMs must demonstrate competency by challenging the testing requirements required of RCPT-USAs JM candidates.
Once this task has been satisfactorily completed, JM's may be allowed to perform JM duties during RCPT-USA events.