RAF Falcons jumping out of a plane

Jump Platforms

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team utilises a variety of aircraft, from which to jump, depending on aircraft availability and the nature of the display. Click on the links below, to discover more about these aircraft, the Squadrons that operate them, and the Stations at which they are based.

Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules

Lockheed C-130J 'Hercules'

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules, used for operational missions involving parachute ops and air despatch...

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

Boeing CH-47 'Chinook'

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook has a cabin large enough to accomodate 2 Land Rovers, so there is ample room for the team and their equipment...

AĆ©rospatiale HC2 Puma

AĆ©rospatiale HC2 'Puma'

Due to operational commitments around the world, ‘FAT Albert’ is not always available. The Team have an ideal replacement in the Puma Helicopter...

Douglas C-47 Dakota

Douglas C-47 'Dakota'

Due to operational commitments of our main jump platforms, the RAF Falcons have, on several occasions, had the great honour of being supported by the 'Mighty Dakota'...

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