Sport Parachuting Club at Fort Bragg and the Army Parachute Team during a public demonstration
United States USA Date:1962 Duration:3 min 32 sec Sound:Yes
A sign identifies the "XVIII Airborne Corps Sport Parachuting Club" at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Members of the club are seen standing at an operations counter inside the building. Each of them wears a patch with the club logo. A large open air stadium is seen where the Army Skydiving Team will perform. Paratroop members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team walking to an Army AT-19 aircraft. view of the aircraft in flight and of the pilot at the controls. Army Team members seated in the cabin of the airplane. View of large open area below with markings on the ground. Below, men sit near signal panels used to convey information to the jumpers.The first jumper signals to the copilot who signals back. The jumper goes out and free-falls. On the ground, signal panels call for various maneuvers which the trooper performs. Spectators look upwards to see the maneuvers. View from the plane, as the jumper opens his chute and steers toward a target marked on the field, which he hits perfectly. Another jumper leaves the airplane and repeats the process. View from the jumper of his altimeter. His chute opens and we see the ground target from his viewpoint. He lands.
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