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jumpmaster

The assigned airborne qualified individual who controls paratroops from the time they enter the aircraft until they exit. See also stick commander (air transport).
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Embedding during Exercise Blue Chromite 16, the team successfully deployed two upper air tactical rawinsondes (sensors attached to weather balloons) in advance of a parachute jump, collecting and relaying real-time upper level wind data to jumpmasters.
and Canadian jumpmasters conduct Sustained Airborne Training on 16 February 2016 prior to executing an airborne insertion.
We have our own static line jumpmasters as well as freefall.
We are also looking at apps for jumpmasters to determine the best location to land," Heath said.
The art of mass parachute drops involves special training and concise coordination to ensure accurate deployment and troop safety; Jumpmasters are the highly trained professionals tasked with making sure this happens.
In what is believed to be a world first, Shotover Canyon Swing's jumpmasters are "'stoked'" over the company's newest jump style, the Slide.
During exercises, Army jumpmasters work hand-in-hand with Marine jumpmasters to safely execute joint airborne operations.
Most Jumpmasters will go into a deep squat during this portion of the inspection, as going to a knee will take more time when getting up and continuing the inspection.
The US Marine Corps MV-22B is being used operationally in Iraq, and in July 2008 was first employed officially by US Army Special Operations Command in tests to validate free-fall procedures and certify Army static-line jumpmasters.
Occasionally, VMGR-152 participates in joint training, such as providing Army students the opportunity to earn their qualifications as Jumpmasters.
The decision by Bush to make an accelerated freefall jump - in which he would pull his own ripcord accompanied by two jumpmasters who would hold on to him from his exit from the plane until his parachute opened - set in motion six weeks of detailed planning by USPA; Parachute Industry Association (PIA), Richardson, Texas; the office of George Bush; the Secret Service; and the Department of Defense.
At about 6,000 feet, the tandem jumpmasters pulled the chute, and we were able to gently fall while taking in a great panoramic view of the beautiful mountains and desert landscape that make up Yuma Proving Ground.