Flt Lt Chris Bailey

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team


Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Chris Bailey

Widely recognised as the UK’s premier military parachute display team, the Falcons, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, display at venues all over Britain and Europe throughout the year.

The Royal Air Force is responsible for training and supporting all UK Airborne Forces. As well as providing a distinctive demonstration of freefall and canopy skills during the display season each Falcons Team member undertakes continual advanced training as Parachute Jumping Instructors in preparation for future employment in support of the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines and other specialist units.

Parachute equipment

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The RAF Falcons rely on a very specialised range of equipment to carry out displays

Display format

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The RAF Falcons display format is both unique and flexible, with High, Mid and Low shows for different weather conditions.

Jump platforms

RAF Falcons jumping out of a plane

The RAF Falcons utilise a variety of aircraft depending on availability and nature of the display and includes Hercules, Chinook, Puma and Dakota

Free fall training

RAF Falcons doing free fall training

RAF Falcons undertake pre-season training that focuses on close proximity free fall flying

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