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  • 25 Sep 2017 08:26 | John Hoffsetter (Administrator)

    Stuart, Florida —  The Round Canopy Parachute Team- USA (RCPT-USA), a World War II demonstration parachute team, is proud to participate in The Stuart Air Show 2017 from November 3-5, 2017.  RCPT-USA is returning in 2017 and will be conducting three WWII style parachute jumps from the C-47 warbird, Tico Belle. 

    There will be informative displays, interactive presentations, and jump preparation and command demonstrations on the aircraft staging line and RCPT-USA’s team area. RCPT-USA participated in one of the largest WWII parachute demonstrations.  This record setting multi-ship parachute drop was reported as the largest WWII style parachute demonstration ever at an airshow in Ypsilanti, Michigan. RCPT-USA routinely participates in commemorations of Normandy and Market Garden parachute operations.  RCPT-USA work with several WWII veteran aircraft including the C-47 Tico Belle, the C-53  D-Day Doll, the C-46 Tinker Belle, and other WW2 transport aircraft from around the world. RCPT-USA uses state of the art communications and drop zone planning to perform safe and professional airborne operations. 

    RCPT-USA’s mission is to safely perform World War II style parachuting activities as well as conducting memorial services to honor Allied Paratroopers and all veterans who fought and died to defeat despotism around the world.  We do this in order to reinforce the memory of their priceless deeds of valor and their selfless sacrifices to restore peace on Earth.  Many of RCPT-USA members are retired or active members of the United States and Allied militaries who have performed airborne operations around the world.

    RCPT-USA is a member of the International Council of Air Shows, and attends the ICAS convention annually.

    RCPT-USA have conducted Successful airshows from coast to coast. Contact us at rcpt.us@gmail.com.


  • 15 Feb 2017 19:50 | David Hamilton (Administrator)

    RCPT-USA Teamed up with Skydive Palatka and American Airborne Group for Operation SandSnake 6-12 February 2017.  On 6 February, 8 RCPT-USA JMs  participated in the annual JM refresher, to synchronize procedures for the upcoming Air Show Season. All set up Release Points, calculated wind drift using Pilot Balloons, and verified RPs by calling in VIRS from the ground with streamers released to confirm the calculated RP. 

    On 7-9 February, 2 skydivers learned round canopy procedures, round canopy  packing to prepare for the Foreign Wings jumps on the weekend. On 8-9 Feb, Dave Munoz taught SF 10 A packing to new and experienced jumpers. 9 February provided a SF10A refresher for several returning jumpers.

    10-12 February provided static line round and free-fall jumps with Foreign JMs from Thailand, Estonia, Italy, and the Philippines, thanks to the American Airborne Group.

    All in all, it was a great event, with lots of camaraderie and Airborne fun! Despite aircraft cancellations,  competing events, severe weather the resourcefulness and flexibility of  the Skydive Palatka staff and JM teams




  • 20 Sep 2016 19:42 | David Hamilton (Administrator)

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    A team of RCPT-USA parachutists traveled to Park Latour,  Oirschott, Netherlands from 14-18 September 2016 to commemorate the 72nd Anniversary of Operation MARKET GARDEN with 4 Jumps in to historic and memorial Drop Zones. Jim Logg, Tom and Mary Ann McMullen, Tienie Van Schoor, Dave and Jane Hamilton, Stephen Mitchener, and JD Wilson. Round Canopy Parachuting Team in Europe hosted the event, which included jumps at DZ Crossroads, DZ Roond, DZ Grave, and DZ Valkenswaard. More than 70 international parachutists participated in the 4 drops. Memorial Ceremonies and wreath layings at the Crossroads Battlefeild Memorial Marker from the E Co, 2/506 PIR Action on 5 October 1944, The  Resistance Monument in the Kampina Forest, The Grave Bridge Memorial and the British Cemetery in  Valkenswaard tied the jumps to the historic sacrifices of the Soldiers, Airmen, Paratroopers on each side of the conflict, as well as the long sacrifices of the occupied peoples across the continent, and the contributions of Resistance forces to victory. Great international camaraderie, professional planning and execution, and rustic but comfortable accommodations made for a great event!! Thanks to RCPT, Hubert Achten, Dominique Jamie, and Peter Braun for planning and hosting just a great event!!


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