Basic Military Freefall Training HALO 1

Designed Purpose:

  • Upgrade qualifications of specialists upon freefall parachute jumps
  • Freefall skills and body position improvement
  • Canopy piloting skills improvement to ensure safety upon jumps to the unequipped or limited landing zones
  • Preparation to freefall parachute jumps in bad weather conditions (in the clouds and through the clouds, at wind speed up to 12 m/s)

Training program:

  • Theoretical ground school
  • Practice all parts of the jump
  • Wind tunnel training

– 30 minutes

  • Training jumps upon program of freefall and piloting skills improvement

– 12 jumps with the instructor

– 5 canopy piloting jumps

  • Preparation to jumps in bad weather conditions

– 2 jumps in bad weather conditions/landing to unequipped landing zone

  • Examining jump to demonstrate the skills gained during the training course

– 1 jump with the instructor, landing to unequipped landing zone

Student will graduate with 20 jumps

Wind Tunnel Time: 30 minutes

Course Duration:

10 days:

  • 1 day of theoretical ground classes and wind tunnel training
  • 1-2 days of rest and additional training
  • 7-8 jumping days

Class Size: 4-12 students

Instructor Ratio Per Student: 1:4

HALO 1 Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Candidates must have graduated MFF/AFF training course or foreign equivalent
  • Background experience at least 25 freefall jumps
  • Candidate must pass examination in health to get permission for parachute jumps
  • Candidate’s weight must not exceed 120 kg

Gained Skills:

The graduate will be able to prepare and perform freefall parachute jump, select and follow the landing pattern in normal and bad weather conditions, daytime and dusk, within a group, to the limited/unequipped landing zone with dimensions 25*25 meters in size.