Military parachute training with INTERNATIONAL AIRBORNE OPERATIONS®

 

Qualifications:

To fit every aspect of military parachuting, INTERNATIONAL AIRBORNE OPERATIONS® (IAO) has classified military parachuting in 3 Qualifications.

1st Qualification:                
Valid for military parachuting with round-canopy systems by autmatically opening. Additional options are jumps with equipment, jumps during night, water-jumps and jumps in unknown territory.

Most participants of IAO have absolved the national parachute basic training for round-canopy systems with automatically openings for instance of US Airborne School in Fort Benning. This is our first and basic qualification. Members who haven't joined the course at their national Airborne School, we fit for military parachuting by our Basic Airborne Courses.

Meanwhile IAO runs annual Basic Airborne Courses on 3 continents:

- In Europe as European Basic Airborne Courses
- in 
USA as American Basic Airborne Courses
- in Asia 
as Asian Basic Airborne Courses

2nd Qualification:                 
Valid for jumps in military stile with Ram-Air parachute systems by autmatically opening. Several Armies of different nations (mostly smaller countries) are not using round-canopy systems and let their jumper use Ram-Air parachutes with automatically opening by static-line. Therefore we offer also courses to qualify for the 2nd qualification.

For both static-line-qualifications the student is provided with a military parachute basic training of high quality standard. In use are round-canopy or Ram-Air parachute systems with automatically opening.

3rd Qualification:                  
Valid for jumps in freefall stile with Ram-Air parachute systems with proved licence as FAI or USP levels.

Mostly the Special Forces and other special skilled units like Anti-Terror units use freefall-parachute systems, to deploy their troops in the critical area. To achieve this qualification, IAO run AFF courses to fulfil this qualification. After completing the AFF freefall course, jumpers may be trained in HAHO and HALO training to follow the military freefall aspects. 

We run an annual Military Freefall Course in Europe once a year but can run courses on demand as off 4 participants,


Military parachuting around the world:

After participation in the courses and in reference to his qualification, the military parachutist can take part in every other jump activity of IAO around the world.


Optimum of Qualifications:

At present around 80% of the Airborne units around the world jump by static-line with round canopy systems. Nevertheless Freefall aspects are becoming more and more interesting and are used by most Special Forces Units already. Therefore the optimum of qualification should be a mixture between 1st and 3rd qualification.


Military Airborne training

INTERNATIONAL AIBORNE OPERATIONS® is aware that many soldiers, whilst wishing so, do not have a chance to receive formal Airborne training provided by national Parachute Training Schools during their service. In spite of this, following their retirement – or being in the reserve list – they are still interested to be trained in military parachuting.

To bridge this gap and satisfy their noble desire, IAO offers a unique opportunity to absolute beginners to attend basic military parachute training in order to be able to join airborne operations. 

To this end, military parachute basic training of high quality standard is provided to novices.  Airborne Training is carried out by experienced military instructors. The whole array of related aspects is fully covered with emphasis on the use of the parachute rig, overall safety and parachute landing falls (PLF’s).  

Parachute jumps are conducted with the use of static line military systems (i.e. automatic opening) from the host unit’s jump ship. The jumps (with the option of one jump with combat equipment) qualify the participant as a military parachutist and enable him/her to participate in airborne operations worldwide.

Basic airborne training courses are culminated with the award of the coveted national Parachute Wings of the host unit including an official certificate.

Besides to the military basic military parachute courses (i.e. automatic opening) IAO provides freefall courses (i.e. manual opening) in the future. Those freefall courses are conducted in the AFF (accelerated freefall) procedure by highly qualified instructors with much military experience.

Interested civilians may also participate in the IAO basic Airborne training courses in limited numbers. 


Overview to Airborne Basic Courses:

To receive the operational orders including detailed information to the respective course or operation please click on "Details here!"

Please not that before the operational orders are not published here you may not register for the respective course!

Groups of 15+ students we can host in separate courses. Please contact us over our Contact Form!

 

2018:

Airborne Operation

Toy Drop 2018

Operation Toy Drop 2018 is a charity event! Every jumper is requested to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to an orphan close to the DZ! 

Operation including a Basic Airborne Course on round canopy parachute
systems to obtain Qualification 1! Experienced jumpers with Q1 and Q3!

Shooting is possible, too!

Airborne wings of different nations will be awarded!

          
   Czech Airborne     US HALO (Freefall) Wings   Turkey

  

   
   US Airborne Wings            US Navy Wings 

Australia and Ireland are coming, see op-orders under "Details here"!

More nations to follow!

Term

December, 6th - 9th 2018     

Registration- deadline

Novermber, 11th 2018


Manifest closed!

DZ/ Country

Czech Republic

Operational orders

Details here!

 

2019:

Airborne Operation

Eagle 2019                  

Operation including a Basic Airborne Course on round canopy parachute
systems to obtain Qualification 1! Experienced jumpers with Q1 and Q3!

Airborne wings of different nations will be awarded!

      
Czech Airborne   Slovakia Army Airborne                            

       
 US HALO (Freefall) Wings       Slovakia Army Freefall

   
   US Airborne Wings               US Navy Wings 

     
                Israel Basic                        Israel Master                  Israel Freefall

    
          Turkey SL                      Turkey Freefall 

As special guest we’ll host a jump-master from Mexico. Airborne 
Wings of the Army, Navy and Police and Freefall Wings of the Navy with respective certificates will be awarded:

  
        Mexico Army SL                   
Mexico Police SL 

   
       Mexico Navy SL Master            
Mexico Navy Freefall

Term

March 2019

Registration- deadline

Details to follow!

DZ/ Country

Czech Republic

Operational orders

Details to follow!

 

Airborne Course

Asian Basic
Airborne Course 2019

Parachute basic training on round canopy parachute systems to obtain Qualification 1!

Airborne wings of Thailand (Air Force and Army) and Cambodia will be awarded.

   

   

Term

May 2019

Registration- deadline

Details to follow!

DZ/ Country

Thailand/ Cambodia

Operational orders

Details to follow!

 

Airborne Course

European Basic 
Airborne Course 2019

Parachute basic training on round canopy parachute systems to obtain Qualification 1!

Airborne wings of Czech Republic, Slovakia and USA will be awarded.

 

    

        

Term

Details to follow!

Registration- deadline

Details to follow!

DZ/ Country

Czech Republic

Operational orders

Details to follow!

 

Airborne Course

European Military Freefall
Course 2019

Military Freefall Course on square canopy parachute systems to obtain Qualification 3!

European Military Freefall Course 2018 includes:

Training and briefing:                
  - On square parachute systems
                                               
  - Freefall and AFF procedure
  - Theory and 
  - Packing parachutes
  - Military freefall equipment      

Training in wind-tunnel:             
  - 10min and transfer from the DZ and return

Number of freefall jumps:  28 freefall jumps in total
  - 7 AFF jumps with two/ later one instructor
  - 18 jumps more to gain the freefall-license
  - 2 military freefall jumps with equipment bag/ rifle 

License:   FAI A license or USPA A license

Airborne wings of different nations will be awarded!

      
Czech Airborne      US HALO (Freefall)         Slovakia Army   

Term

Details to follow!

Registration- deadline

Details to follow!

DZ/ Country

Czech Republic

Operational orders

Details to follow!

 

Airborne Operation

Toy Drop 2019

Operation Toy Drop 2019 is a charity event! Every jumper is requested to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to an orphan close to the DZ! 

Operation including a Basic Airborne Course on round canopy parachute
systems to obtain Qualification 1! Experienced jumpers with Q1 and Q3!

Shooting is possible, too!

Airborne wings of different nations will be awarded!

          
   Czech Airborne     US HALO (Freefall) Wings   Turkey

  

   
   US Airborne Wings            US Navy Wings 

More nations to follow!

Term

December 2019 Details to follow!   

Registration- deadline

Details to follow!

DZ/ Country

Czech Republic

Operational orders

Details to follow!

More courses to follow!