training

Instructors

Training Cadre

The training cadre of the European Paratroopers Airborne School is comprised of active instructors, who are appointed and certified by the EPA’s Board to train and teach all the courses held at the Airborne School. They train students in the use of static line deployed parachutes, as well as free fall parachuting and parachute rigging procedures. The school conducts multiple courses in a variety of different areas throughout the year. The Airborne School has gathered a dedicated team of professionals instructors with backgrounds from airborne and special operations forces, they have extensive real-world military experience and have specialized military parachuting and special operations training that includes, but not limited to Static-Line, Free-Fall, Rigger, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder and Air Delivery. Each EPA instructor are selected and trained to be the best instructors you may find in the airborne training arena. We do not utilize instructors that are not certified in our curriculum and teaching methods, and you will find the quality expected when you take an EPA class.

 

Instructor List

The current cadre of European Paratroopers Airborne School certified Instructors:

 

US ARMY JUMP WINGS

Giulio FESTA

 

Qualifications:

Airborne, Rigger,

Jumpmaster.

 

Former:

187th Airborne Regiment

Italian Army

US ARMY JUMP WINGS

Anton VOLAK

 

Qualifications:

Airborne, Rigger,

Jumpmaster, Free-Fall.

 

Former:

5th Special Operations Regiment

Slovak Army

       

US ARMY JUMP WINGS

John WOLF

 

Qualifications:

Airborne.

 

 

Former:

82nd Airborne Division

US Army

US ARMY JUMP WINGS

Igor SHEVCENKO

 

Qualifications:

Airborne, Rigger, Jumpmaster.

 

 

Former:

95th Airborne Brigade

Ukraine Army

       

US ARMY JUMP WINGS

Michael DEL SOLDATO

 

Qualifications:

Airborne, Rigger.

 

 

Former:

111th Security Squadron

US Air Force

US ARMY JUMP WINGS

Samuele RATTI

 

Qualifications:

Airborne.

 

 

Active:

1st Airborne Regiment

Italian Military Police

       
US ARMY JUMP WINGS

Frank TOLETE

 

Qualifications:

Airborne, Rigger,

Jumpmaster.

 

Former:

US Marine Corps

 

US ARMY JUMP WINGS

Edyta WILOWSKA

 

Qualifications:

Airborne, Rigger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train With Us!

Any serving or retired paratrooper (airborne and special force military personnel), serving or retired members of the Armed Forces, as well as any other serving or retired uniformed service personnel and members of veterans organizations can become members of the European Paratroopers Association and take part in our airborne training courses and parachute jump exercises. Join Us today and train with the absolute best airborne training organization available on the European Continent! Information on the application process of the European Paratroopers Association can be found on the membership page.