Hey all does anyone know roughly how many of the parachuting courses there are a year
I believe theres about 4 weeks pencilled out at weston on the green for parachuting camps. In my 17 years in the RAFAC ive only ever seen 2 calling notices for the course though
The 2019 courses can be seen here on Bader: https://rafac.sharepoint.com/sites/interim/NorthRegion/CEYorksWing/Lists/Announcements/DispForm.aspx?ID=1755
Apply for it and go for it!
One of the few regrets of my ATC cadet career was that I was offered a place on a course (then at Brize) in 1983, but it was the same week as my 1st year exams at poly’ so I couldn’t go
I’ll ask my OC, thanks. I always come in here before asking my OC because you probably know how busy they are and don’t appreciate cadets asking things every 2 seconds
I unfortunately can’t access that resourse sorry sorry you missed out that’s a bummer
I found the documents on Bader by typing “parachute” in to the search box (to the right of the Region drop downs).
It was a real disappointment to miss the course but looking back at it now, it seems a bit funny - I had the option of missing the exams in the summer but taking them during the re-sits in September - the only problem with that was if failed anything, I wouldn’t be able to take them again 'til the following year. That seemed too risky to me. But I was more than happy to jump out of an aeroplane and trust my life to nothing more than a giant bin-bag and a couple of bits of string!
As i said before, if you get the chance, grab it with both hands!
Im feeling a reboot of exercise dutch courage should be organised!
Always wanted to do it years ago but never had time…if it happends again…im game
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