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#4465362 - 03/13/19 04:29 PM Something for the Airborne Guys around here  
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#4465364 - 03/13/19 04:31 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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I can imagine that there were probably at least few mishaps like that during Operation Market Garden, Operation Merkur and D-Day. biggrin


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#4465365 - 03/13/19 04:37 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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thanks my son will enjoy that vid he has over 300 jumps as a civilian but wants to join the military also ..... he's currently working for the govt


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#4465367 - 03/13/19 04:39 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Besides Timothy, do we have any other active duty paratroopers here?


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#4465379 - 03/13/19 05:32 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Besides Timothy, do we have any other active duty paratroopers here?


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#4465380 - 03/13/19 05:39 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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I’m a retired paratrooper.

I’ve seen similar problems during jumps, but only when fully combat loaded. Those were Hollywood jumpers and weren’t encumbered with combat load.


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#4465382 - 03/13/19 05:42 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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I was parachute qualified, but never a paratrooper.

But one can ask me about being Air Assault. I'm fully vetted there.


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#4465392 - 03/13/19 05:50 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart

But one can ask me about being Air Assault. I'm fully vetted there.


Ah, 101st Airborne division then? smile


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#4465399 - 03/13/19 06:10 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Not necessarily. Air Assault qualification was spread through all the divisions. A lot of Air Assault dealt with sling-loading. That was done by almost every combat unit. Actually I found Air Assault harder than Airborne, but had nowhere near the prestige.


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#4465402 - 03/13/19 06:31 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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#4465441 - 03/13/19 11:57 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart
I was parachute qualified, but never a paratrooper.


myself as well.


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#4465468 - 03/14/19 03:58 AM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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But in my case, Screaming Eagles, Baby!

Yep, sling loads, setting up LZ's, etc., in addition to all the other stuff.

Btw, when given a headset, ALWAYS ask the pilot of the Blackhawk if he's new, "since you seem to be flying pretty high and slow compared to the other pilots." smile


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#4465536 - 03/14/19 03:51 PM Re: Something for the Airborne Guys around here [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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The only time I supported the 101st (1975) I got a chance to ride on a Loach. WO-4 pilot was absolutely certifiable. Definitely NOT new. Flying over dirt roads on Ft. Campbell at 60 knots or more. Had to look up to see the treetops most of the time.

But it was fuuuunnnn. I'd ride with him any time.


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