MIL Airborne

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  1. nolecdt

    nolecdt New Member

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    First jump is tomorrow :noes:. But we're the first class to ever jump the new T-11. We've had to do twice the amount of training when the only difference is a 6 second count :rofl:
     
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    fuck the crabbing. go with the wind.
     
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    Fall out of that plane like a champion!
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    slip away from the trucks on the DZ
     
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    feet and knees together! Give a loud and thunderous AIRBORNE!!!! Airborne school is weak sauce! I lost any respect I had for it when the fat chick in my stick graduated! It used to mean something back when but if you cant pass (other than injury) you really need to reevaluate yourself!
     
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    In my best grandpa "back in my day" voice,

    I went to Airborne back when we jumped in real parachutes. The kind that drop you from the sky like a bag of bricks and steal air from every parachute within a 50 meter radius. Today, you kids have it easy, do they still teach you how to PLF?
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    plf? nah now we have small jets that shoot out of our feet before we land so its like landing on a feather bed.

    my sgts told me about the old t10 reserve chute that you had to throw to deploy it and hope it opened or you would have to pull it back in and try it again. glad we dont have that anymore
     
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    Airborne was most defintely not the most fun. The out of training time was great, and I had awesome instructors, but the actual jumps were mediocre.

    My 4th jump I hit a road and it was a pain in the ass. Literally.

    I had more fun jumping from helicopters.
     
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    Yea wait till jump week. We have formation at 4.
     
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    And only our first jump was in the new chute. We have our first T10-D jump tomorrow :noes:
     
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    Let us know the difference....if there is any.
     
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    Goodluck. Keep your knees and feet togther and everything will be fine.

    What is your MOS? RA? 11B here in 3rd BCT on Bragg.
     
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    I miss airborne status
     
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    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    They do not do heavy drops in Airborne School.:hsugh:
     
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    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    Whats up! I was 1 Panther back in 2000-2003.
     
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    the sgt aibornes do drive there trucks on the dz and park in the center where the roads make a T
     
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    After doing jumps on the T10-D and the T11, I can say there is a huge difference. The T11 is a lot harder to control because it's such a big canopy. The risers have slip assist loops to help you slip, but they're so hard to pull into your chest. Even the blackhats admit they can barely pull them in. So you pretty much have no control over where you're going to go in a T11. The opening shock is almost non-existent compared to the T10-D, but it doesn't open till about the 4 thousand mark, again because it's so big. The best part about the T11, however, is the landing. Some people had to try really hard to just do a PLF because they just didn't come in fast enough to have momentum to fall down and roll around. So the landing is much softer which is nice. Overall, I think I would still take the T10-D though, mainly because I can control it much easier than the T11 and slip away from something if I have to.
     
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    I'm an Armor/Cavalry officer, so I was the odd man out compared to most of the MOSs there. I have a few armor buddies headed to the 82nd who are going to be in the recon units up there.
     
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    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    Oh boy. One or two humvees.
     
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    They have a bunch of trucks on the DZ because of the equipment they haul out there and to have medical attention able to move quickly. With all the mass jumps it happens more often than you think.
     
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    2P here :bigthumb:
     
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    sf-10 ftw.
     
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    Just can't imagine doing a JFEX with a sky full of troopers with SF-10's.
     
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    Hey an airborne thread!

    13 jumps for this guy, and only 1 minor malfunction (complete inversion).

    and :wavey: to all, i know you guys have missed me.
     

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