Here’s what jumping from a C-130 with the 82nd Airborne Division looks like

Dec 27 2014 - 6 Comments

Paratrooper Point Of View

Ever wondered what it looks like to jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130 with the 82nd Airborne Division?

The following stunning footage, posted by the 82nd Airborne Division, provides a hint.

Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is a U.S. Army airborne infantry division specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas.

H/T to John Gresham for the heads-up

  • kusanagi no tsurugi

    Looks like a jump, to me..

  • John Schaeffer

    anyone know where this took place?

  • Vicenza Bob

    I’ve jumped T-10s and MC1-bs; I have never seen square parachutes with an interior netting. Looks kind of cool!

  • Larry J

    Those chutes sure are different from the T-10s and MC1s that I used back in the 1970s. Looks like the slow opening will reduce opening shock. Interesting how they don’t appear to have control toggles like the MC1 but go back to pulling on risers like the T-10. I like the anti-inversion net. That pretty well eliminates the possibility of a partial inversion (AKA “Mae West”).

  • SolidBro

    They look low. When I was starting with static line jumps using the T-10 parachute we jumped at 3500′, then with the airfoil chutes and skydiving it was 12,000′, and finally at 18,000′. Depending upon the lens distortion by the fisheye, this looks to be 1000′ or lower. Not much time to correct if you have a problem.

  • John Schaeffer

    Thank you.