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That's a Wrap for Exercise Falcon Stack

The RAF Falcons have returned home to RAF Brize Norton after completing five weeks on Exercise Falcon Stack.

Members of the RAF Falcons prepare to jump
Members of the RAF Falcons prepare to jump

The Team deployed to Lake Elsinore, California for the second time in January 2020, to conduct display specific training, perfecting their famous aerial display for all to see during the 2020 display season.

Canopy perfection on Exercise Falcon Stack
Canopy perfection on Exercise Falcon Stack

The intense winter training is vital for all members of the RAF Falcons to ensure they are ready to achieve their Public Display Authority (PDA) for the next season ahead. Display parachuting is one of the most difficult types of parachuting which requires hard work and a high level of skill.  

The Drop Zone Team assessing and tracking the weather conditions prior to a jump
The Drop Zone Team assessing and tracking the weather conditions prior to a jump

Flight Sergeant Bruce, Team Coach said:

“It’s been a very successful training exercise, the Falcons have completed between 120-150 descents each preparing us for 2020 display season.  All the guys have been performing well and the next step is UK conditions training prior to starting the season, which is officially launched on the 23rd April 2020.”

Flight Sergeant Bruce
RAF Falcons Team Coach

Training begins with 3 man stacks and builds up over the course of the Exercise
Training begins with 3 man stacks and builds up over the course of the Exercise

The Team will commence a short period of UK training later this month, where they will continue to focus on their non-contact canopy stack whilst battling the Great British Weather!

The RAF Falcons’ famous non-contact canopy stack
The RAF Falcons’ famous non-contact canopy stack

 

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