Good luck in JM school...I was a two time champ myself.
When ya get into the school, let us know your roster number so we can track ya on the net.
Good luck in JM school...I was a two time champ myself.
When ya get into the school, let us know your roster number so we can track ya on the net.
IJ...did you learn this mid-evil device in JM School?Originally Posted by italyjumper
Anyone else here learn this SLCP reserve...?
This is after my Time Bro.....The MIRPS was new when I went to JM School. And I was a 2x Champ myself IJ. My knuckles were sore as hell along with the ends of my fingers since it was December and JMPI outside fucking sucks ass. The Circle Blows when you have mis-routed leg straps....Left to Right get the picture.......only had that one once but damn....just damn the fucking twins didn't have a good day..... :shock:Originally Posted by SpongeBob
Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people, Back to the beginning! Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of
Valhalla! Where the brave may live forever!
Yes the soft loop center pull is the standard reserve parachute now. It is the same as the right hand pull reserve mirps but the ripcord grip is on the top.Originally Posted by SpongeBob
It is very easy to activate your reserve on the aircraft. Many guys activate it by mistake when they are unhooking their universal static line on the command of hook up. I had one fucknuts activate his reserve on my first safety duty. The fuckin doors were closed thank god and i ripped it off of him, put a new one on, and re jmpid him...When i saw him later, i smoked his fuckin stupid self.
That thing looks like a death in the making!!!!Originally Posted by italyjumper
Yall stay safe jumping that shit....
This is kinda off the topic...
NO WAY...imagine that coming from the Sponge...
But I finally got to see The New Green Ramp this last week.
CAL...or anyone that has been away from Bragg for awhile...
(I hadn't seen it since 2000-ish)
You would shit ur-self if you saw how nice the PLF platforms/pits were...
The Mock-ups....and even inside where you rig...
The funny thing is this....
Whomever designed the mock-ups, put a big fucking beam in the way of exiting the right door.
Anywho..overall 2 thumbs up for the facilty....
I asked a man at work...(he claims to have gone to BAC. ) what are the 5 points of performance in executing a proper parachute landing fall and he said..wtf is that? Oh duh..I really wonder if he did attend. I do have my doubts.
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"Besides...the fallen speak to me at night and they told me to help you with that rucksack. Let them take a knee around you and pull security while you rest once in a while. They're still patrolling."
The original post came in handy...jumping with an outside unit tomorrow who jumps MC1-1Ds and has asked that I conduct SAT and I have only done it with the SF-10A so the info on the MC1-1D came in handy. Even though the two canopies are very similar I had to change some of the verbiage. Thanks.
"The American Paratrooper Provides the Enemy With the Maximum Opportunity to Give Their Lives for Their Country."
Thought i would update this old ass post with the current info straight out the book as i went to JM school Nov 09. This is straight copy/pasted out of my study guide..
Prior to Pre-jump Training, place the jumpers into a formation that allows the jumpmaster to easily control them and make on the spot corrections. The extended rectangular formation and the horseshoe formation are the two preferred formations.
Prior to placing the jumpers into formation, ensure the jumpmaster team inspects the ballistic helmets, ID tags and ID cards. The jumpmasters or the safeties can accomplish this inspection.
Although Pre-jump can be given by anyone on the jumpmaster team, the primary jumpmaster can delegate authority but not responsibility.
Holding, running, one riser slips, and other information can be inserted into Pre-jump as the Airborne Commander sees fit.
Although Pre-jump training should be tailored to fit the mission, emergency landings will always be covered due to the many variables involved with emergency situations; i.e. if jumpers have to conduct an emergency bailout over unfamiliar terrain.
Pre-jump training is performance-oriented training and the jumpmaster team must ensure that the jumpers are performing the actions as they are being covered. During Pre-jump training, use the “HIT IT” exercise as often as needed to keep the jumpers actively involved. Jumpmasters will refer to their unit ASOPs for additional guidance.
When jumping rotary wing aircraft, jumpers will extend their count to six thousand.
The first items I will cover are the points of performance. Your first point of performance is PROPER EXIT, CHECK BODY POSITION AND COUNT. “JUMPERS HIT IT.” Upon exiting the aircraft, snap into a good tight body position. Keep your eyes open, chin on your chest, elbows tight into your sides, place your hands on the end of the reserve, with your fingers spread. Bend forward at the waist keeping your feet and knees together, knees locked to the rear and count to four thousand.
At the end of your four thousand count immediately go into your second point of performance, CHECK CANOPY AND GAIN CANOPY CONTROL. When jumping the T-10 series parachute, reach up to the elbow locked position and secure a set of risers in each hand, simultaneously conduct a 360-degree check of your canopy. When jumping the MC1-1 series parachute, secure a toggle in each hand and pull them down to eye level, simultaneously conducting a 360-degree check of your canopy. If, during your second point of performance, you find that you have twists, reach up and grasp a set of risers with each hand, thumbs down, knuckles to the rear. Pull the risers apart and begin a vigorous bicycling motion. When the last twist comes out, immediately check canopy and gain canopy control.
Your third point of performance is KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT DURING YOUR ENTIRE DESCENT. Remember the three rules of the air and repeat them after me. Always look before you slip/turn; always slip/turn in the opposite direction to avoid collisions, and the lower jumper always has the right of way. Avoid fellow jumpers all the way to the ground and maintain a 25-foot separation when jumping the T-10 series parachute and a 50-foot separation when jumping the MC1-1 series parachute. Some time during your third point of performance, release all appropriate equipment tie downs.
This brings you to your fourth point of performance, which is PREPARE TO LAND. At 100-200 feet AGL, look below you to ensure there are no fellow jumpers and lower your equipment. Regain canopy control. At approximately 100 feet AGL, slip/turn into the wind and assume a landing attitude. When jumping the T-10 series parachute and the wind is blowing from your left, reach up on left set of risers and pull them deep into your chest. If the wind is blowing from your front, reach up on the front set of risers and pull them deep into your chest. If the wind is blowing from your right, reach up on your right set of risers and pull them deep into your chest. If the wind is blowing from your rear, reach up on your rear set of risers and pull them deep into your chest. When jumping the MC1-1 series parachute and the wind is blowing from your left, pull your left toggle down to the elbow locked position. When you are facing into the wind, let up slowly to prevent oscillation. If the wind is blowing from your right, pull your right toggle down to the elbow locked position. When you are facing into the wind, let up slowly to prevent oscillation. If the wind is blowing from your rear, pull either toggle down to the elbow lock position. When you are facing into the wind let up slowly to prevent oscillation. If the wind is blowing from your front, make minor corrections to remain facing into the wind. Once you are facing into the wind, assume a landing attitude by keeping your feet and knees together, knees slightly bent, with your head and eyes on the horizon.
When the balls of your feet make contact with the ground, you will go into your fifth point of performance, LAND. You will make a proper PLF by hitting all five points of contact. Touch them and repeat them after me. 1) BALLS OF THE FEET. 2) CALF. 3) THIGH. 4) BUTTOCKS. 5) PULL UP MUSCLE. You will never attempt to make a stand up landing.
Remain on your back and activate one of your canopy release assemblies using either the hand to shoulder method or the hand assist method. To activate your canopy release assembly using the hand to shoulder method, with either hand reach up and secure a safety clip and pull it out and down exposing the cable loop. Insert the thumb from bottom to top through the cable loop, turn your head in the opposite direction and pull out and down on the cable loop. To activate the canopy release assembly using the hand assist method, with either hand reach up and secure a safety clip and pull it out and down exposing the cable loop. Insert the thumb from bottom to top. Re-enforce that hand with the other hand, turn your head in the opposite direction and pull out and down on the cable loop. If your canopy fails to deflate, activate the other canopy release assembly. Place your weapon into operation and remain on your back to get out of the parachute harness.
I will now cover RECOVERY OF EQUIPMENT.
Once out of the parachute harness, remove all air items from the parachute harness. Roll the aviator’s kit bag two thirds down and place the parachute harness inside the aviator’s kit bag smooth side facing up, leaving the waistband exposed. Remain on a knee and begin pulling the suspension and canopy to the aviator’s kit bag, stuffing them into the aviator’s kit bag as you go. Route the waistband through the bridal loop leaving six to eight inches of the waistband exposed and snap, do not zip, the aviator’s kit bag. Secure the reserve parachute to the aviator’s kit bag, place it over your head, conduct a 360-degree police of your area and move to your assembly area.
I will now cover TOWED JUMPER PROCEDURES.
“JUMPERS HIT IT.” If you become a towed jumper and are being towed by your static line and are unconscious, you will be retrieved inside the aircraft. If you are conscious, maintain a good tight body position with your left hand on the end of the reserve and with your right hand cover the rip cord protective flap, while resting the right forearm on the rip cord grip, and an attempt will be made to retrieve you inside the aircraft.
As you near the jump door, DO NOT REACH FOR US, continue to protect your ripcord grip. If you cannot be retrieved, you will be cut free. Once you feel yourself falling free from the aircraft, immediately activate your reserve parachute for a total malfunction.
If you are being towed by your equipment, regardless of whether you are conscious or unconscious, we will cut or jog your equipment free and your main parachute will deploy.
NOTE: If you are being towed from a rotary wing aircraft, maintain a good tight body position and protect your ripcord grip. The aircraft will slowly descend to the DZ, come to a hover and the jumpmaster will free you from the aircraft.
The next item I will cover is MALFUNCTIONS
There are two types of malfunctions, total and partial. A total malfunction provides no lift capability what so ever; therefore, you must activate your reserve using the PULL DROP METHOD. While cigarette rolls and streamers are partial malfunctions, they provide no lift capability and you must activate your reserve using the PULL DROP METHOD.
There are several types of partial malfunctions and actions for each. If you have broken suspension lines, blown sections or gores, compare your rate of descent with fellow jumpers. If you are falling faster than fellow jumpers, activate your reserve for a partial malfunction. If you have a squid, semi-inversion, or a complete inversion with damage to the canopy or suspension lines you must immediately activate your reserve for a partial malfunction. If you have a complete inversion with no damage to the canopy or suspension lines, do not activate your reserve parachute.
I will now cover ACTIVATION OF THE MODIFIED IMPROVED RESERVE PARACHUTE SYSTEM SOFT LOOP CENTER PULL.
To activate the MIRPS SLCP; you will use the “PULL DROP METHOD.” “JUMPERS HIT IT.” Maintain a good tight body position. Grasp the left carrying handle with your left hand; with your right hand grasp the ripcord grip. Pull up and out on the ripcord grip and drop it. Your reserve will activate.
NOTE: If you have to activate the reserve for a partial malfunction, any attempt to control either canopy will be useless as one canopy will act as a brake for the other.
The next items I will cover are COLLISIONS AND ENTANGLEMENTS.
“JUMPERS HIT IT. CHECK CANOPY AND GAIN CANOPY CONTROL.” If you see another jumper approaching, immediately attempt to slip/turn away. If you cannot avoid the collision assume a spread eagle body position and attempt to bounce off the jumpers canopy and suspension lines and immediately slip/turn away. If you pass through the suspension lines, snap into a modified position of attention. With your right hand protect your ripcord grip and with your left hand attempt to weave your way out of the suspension lines the same way you entered and then slip/turn away.
If you become entangled and are jumping the T-10 series parachute, the higher jumper will climb down to the lower jumper using the hand under hand method. Once both jumpers are even, you will face each other and grasp each other’s left main lift web with your left hand. Both jumpers will discuss which PLF to execute. Both jumpers will conduct the same PLF. Neither jumper will execute a front PLF. Both jumpers will continue to observe their canopies. If one canopy collapses, neither jumper will activate their reserve as one T-10 series parachute can safely deliver two combat equipped jumpers to the ground. If both canopies collapse the jumpers will pull towards each other to create a clear path for the activation of their reserve parachutes, and then activate their reserves using the pull drop method.
If you are jumping the MC1-1 series parachute, both jumpers will remain where they are, obtain a clear path and immediately activate their reserve parachutes using the PULL DROP METHOD.
The next items I will cover are EMERGENCY LANDINGS.
The first emergency landing I will cover is the Tree Landing. If you are drifting towards the trees, immediately slip/turn away. If you cannot avoid the trees and have lowered you equipment, look below you to ensure there are no fellow jumpers and jettison your equipment making a mental note of where it lands. If you have not lowered your equipment, keep it on you to provide extra protection while passing through the trees. At approximately 100 feet AGL, assume a landing attitude by keeping your feet and knees together, knees slightly bent with your head and eyes on the horizon. When the balls of your feet make contact with the trees, rotate your hands in front of your face with your elbows high. Be prepared to execute a PLF if you pass through the trees.
If you get hung up in the trees keep your ballistic helmet on and lower and jettison all unneeded equipment. Activate the chest strap ejector snap and activate the quick release in your waistband. Place your left hand over the ripcord protector flap and apply pressure. Grasp the ripcord grip with your right hand and pull it and drop it. Control the activation of the reserve parachute toward the ground ensuring that all suspension lines are completely deployed. Disconnect the left connector snap and rotate the reserve to the right. Grasp the main lift web with either hand below the canopy release assembly and with the other hand activate the leg strap ejector snaps and climb down the outside of the reserve. Remember, when in doubt, stay where you are and wait for assistance.
The next emergency landing I will cover is the Wire Landing. If you are drifting toward wires, immediately slip/turn away. If you cannot avoid the wires, look below you to ensure there are no fellow jumpers and lower and jettison your equipment making a mental note of where it lands. Assume a landing attitude by placing your hands, fingers and thumbs extended and joined high on the inside of the front set of risers with the elbows locked. Place your chin on your chest, keep your feet and knees together and exaggerate the bend in your knees. When the balls of your feet make contact with the wires, begin a vigorous rocking motion in an attempt to pass all the way through the wires. Be prepared to execute a PLF if you pass all the way through the wires. If you get hung up in the wires, stay where you are and wait for assistance.
The last emergency landing I will cover is the Water Landing. The water landing is the most dangerous emergency landing because it takes the most time to prepare for. If you are drifting towards a body of water, immediately slip/turn away. If you cannot avoid the water, look below you to ensure there are no fellow jumpers and lower; do not jettison your equipment. Next, jettison your ballistic helmet. Activate the quick release in your waistband, disconnect the left connector snap and rotate the reserve to the right. Seat yourself well into the saddle and activate the chest strap ejector snap. Regain canopy control. Prior to entering the water assume a landing attitude by keeping your feet and knees together, knees slightly bent and place your hands on the leg strap ejector snaps. When the balls of your feet make contact with the water, activate the leg strap ejector snaps, arch your back, throw your arms above your head and slide out of the parachute harness. Swim upwind or upstream away from the canopy. Be prepared to execute a PLF if the water is shallow. If the canopy comes down on top of you locate a radial tape, follow it to the skirt of the canopy and swim upstream or upwind away from the canopy.
The next items I will discuss are
Since intentional water landings, night operations and operations under AWADS conditions require additional considerations, you must be prepared to brief them to your jumpers.
NOTE: If you are jumping the B-7 life preserver, activate it in the air. Lower but do not jettison combat equipment.
NIGHT JUMPS: When conducting night jumps, be sure to give your canopy an extra look, and maintain noise and light discipline all the way to the ground.
AWADS: When jumping under AWADS conditions, do not lower your equipment until you have passed through the clouds. Do not slip/turn unless you have to avoid a collision. If you have any type of malfunction, you must immediately activate your reserve using the pull drop method because you cannot compare your rate of descent with fellow jumpers. Ensure you recheck your canopy once you pass through the clouds.
PLF’S: We will now move to the PLF platform and conduct one satisfactory PLF in each of the four directions ensuring you conduct a proper PLF.
Not anymore. The Chain-link is open as the gates of the hell, and you can walk up there anytime. The Tower is locked up, but a well placed molotov cocktail...
Anyway, we only do BAR after redeployments, and the JM school is the same..a few things here and there have changed, as noted by other users here, but pre-jump is a joke. The last 5 jumps I've been on have been a joke. I'm surprised more guys didn't die.