Originally Posted By: jurinko
Me and some members of our Club of military history dared to simulate elite airborne troops, performing an individual parachute jump. We represented various armies of early cold war era, namely Belgian 1ste Bataljon Parachutisten, Israeli airborne troops from Yom Kippur period and Czechoslovak airborne troops.

Aeroplane: Antonov An-2 biplane trainer, jump altitude: 1200-1400m

6 hours of theoretical and semi-practical training

On the airfield: you will land here and nowhere else

Waiting for the weather window

On the double! (my wife on the far right smile )

Soon-to-be paratroopers

Venerable Antonov-2 taking off, flying since 1947

Soon-to-be paratroopers II, a bit nervous

Me airborne, proper landing drill performed

Fresh paras + glider infantryman from 82nd abn

Now proudly wearing maroon berets

All armies friends here

We had a tremendous fun and our families are now tired from our non-stop bragging hahaha

In the meantime I am going through individual tasks from Pre-parachute selection training for British Para Regiment, which is also fun but not shared by all (just did 1.5 mile in 9:05) Wounded

While we don't have the hills here in Belgium we do have an AN-2 at the local airstrip at Sanicole
and a plug for the airshow on the 16th-18th September http://www.sanicole.com/
Sadly I'll miss it this year as I have to go to Scotland and this year my step son invited me to work at it too

Chlanna nan con thigibh a so's gheibh sibh feoil
Sons of the hound come here and get flesh
Clan Cameron