Liberty Jump Team Basic Airborne Course (BAC) and Refresher Course
Becoming a paratrooper at the Liberty Jump Team Airborne Course is a unique experience requiring special dedication and a desire to be challenged mentally and physically. This week long course teaches students the techniques involved in parachuting from aircraft and landing safely. U.S. military airborne units have had a long and distinguished tradition of being an elite body of fighting men and women who have always set the example for determination and courage. When you volunteer for this training, you accept the challenge of continuing this tradition. Upon becoming a Liberty Jump Team unit member and attending various events nationally and internationally, you will help us showcase paratroopers – past, present, and future, and their accomplishments over the years.
Our BAC and Refresher Courses have 3 basic phases. The execution of our teaching philosophies mirrors the U.S. Army’s in that it strengthens unit cohesion, discipline, and supervision while providing quality paratroopers within the Liberty Jump Team. In this course we encompass all three phases:
1. During Ground Phase, you begin an intensive program of instruction to build individual airborne skills, which will prepare you to make a parachute jump, and land safely. You will train on the mock door and Parachute Landing Fall (PLF) pit.
2. The individual skills learned during ground training are refined in the next phase. The apparati used in this phase are the mock door for exit training, the suspended harness, and various other training scenarios. This phase completes your individual skill training and builds team effort skills.
3. Successful completion of the previous phases of training prepares you for airborne operations! During Jump Phase new students must successfully complete five parachute jumps, at 1,500 feet. Refreshers must complete 3 jumps.
If you have not started a physical training program (PT) – start now! The rigors of this course are such that your body should be conditioned for strenuous physical activity over a full week. Although there is not PT within this course, there is time to accomplish training in your day while here.
Membership Requirements Team Members
1) 18 years of age.
2) Height between 4'11" and 6'6" tall.
3) Height and weight proportional, but not in excess of 240 pounds.
4) Correctable vision to 20/20 with glasses or contacts.
5) Hearing that allows you to hear jump commands in a loud aircraft.
6) Free of any othopedic, neurological, joint or muscular issues which may impair your ability to carry 50 lbs or impair your ability to complete the necessary training.
It is required for all students and new members to get a physical before attending training or jump activities with the team and present a medical certificate.
There is no rank structure on the team-team members may only wear rank and badges that were earned in the U.S. or Foreign Military Service.
The following documentation is needed from students as soon as possible:
*Doctors Release - you will need a medical statement from your physician clearing you for the training and jump activities.
*Certificate from Jump School - for prior jumpers, bring proof of jump school completion. This can be a DD-214, copy of the graduation certificate, ect.
*Other Certificates - for prior service jumpers, bring any documentation showing completion of JM school, Pathfinder School, ect
*DD-214 - it is a good idea for prior service students to have copies of their DD-214 because it contains much of the needed prior service information.
*Parachute Jump Log - for prior jumpers, you need to bring your jump log
The Liberty Jump Team provides world class quality of life for our students and fosters the Paratrooper spirit.
Jil Launay 817-431-2286 or [email protected]
Karl Johnson 817-692-0269 or [email protected]
Tracy Huff 210-573-5867 or [email protected]
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