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4TH OPERATION TOY DROP

Date:
12.01.2023 - 16.01.2023
Times:
09:00 to 16:00
Place:
EPA Airborne School
Address:
Erden Airfield, 3431 Erden, Bulgaria
Description:
Christmas charity parachute jump operation and International wings exchange event with JM teams from several nations.

Event Information

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QUICK EVENT OVERVIEW

The European Paratroopers OPERATION TOY DROP is a charity parachute jump event modeled after the traditional US Army paratroopers Christmas event hosted every December in Fort Bragg. The event is the most noble airborne operation in the world, and it serves a dual purpose: providing training for paratroopers and servicing needy children. The event usually takes place on the third weekend in December but because of relocation reasons this year the event is planned for January 2023. The aim of this operation is to fundraise for Orphan Children on Christmas Holiday and to give our members the exciting opportunity to earn a set of foreign airborne wings. This is the main focus and heart of European Paratroopers’s Operation Toy Drop, a charitable-donation incentive program for paratroopers and veterans on base to donate money for the program, receive a ticket to be entered for the parachute jump exercise and to earn their jump wings with an international jump master, and give back to those who need it the most in the spirit of giving. For a parachutist, the chance to earn your foreign airborne wings is truly a special honor, regardless of it being your first time or being a seasoned pro. During this operation you will receive a pre-jump training briefing in accordance to military standards by highly qualified airborne instructors and jump masters - with years of verifiable real-world experience - coming from NATO and friend countries' Airborne Forces. You will not only performe parachute static line descents out historical aircraft, with current operational military round canopy parachute systems, but more importantly – you will help children in need to receive toys, chocolates, sweets as well as clothing, bedding sets, diapers, medicine, medical supplies and other equipment, for the Christmas Holidays conducting an amazing international airborne operation with foreign jumpmasters!

 

Please note that if you're not able to join us, you can still support our Christmas charity event with a donation and get your Operation Toy Drop T-Shirt (Contact us for details). 

 

AWARDS & WINGS EXCHANGE

Once you have performed the required jumps, you will be awarded with European (EPA) Parachutist Wings. If eligible, after you have performed the required jumps, as true wings exchange you may be awarded with different Airborne Wings (official parachutist badges with respective certificates) by the host Unit’s responsible Training Officers. Jumpmasters from many nations like the USA, Italy and Ukraine and more nations may join to award their national wings. The airborne qualified members, interested to earn a set of foreign jump wings have to contact us for details. 

 

NOTE: During this event the foreign Airborne Wings listed below will be awarded:

 US NAVY JUMP WINGS  US ARMY JUMP WINGS  SLOVAKIAN JUMP WINGS 3  CZECH JUMP WINGS
 ITALIAN JUMP WINGS  UKRAINIAN JUMP WINGS  Wings. BULGARIAN WINGSpsd  Wings. TURKISH WINGSpsd

 

EVENT FEE

€699. This is all-inclusive price! European Paratroopers Association offers events for one low ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE with NO SURPRISE OPTION SALES.

Please note that the 10% of the event fee will be donated to TOY DROP CHARITY PROJECT.

 

Our truly all-inclusive rate includes:

One (1) day pre-jump training, two (2) SL parachute jump descents with current operational military round canopy parachute systems (jump tickets, parachutes rental, parachute packing, jump helmet rental, ground safety and activity fees included), static line military round canopy parachuting qualification diploma and badge (EPA), and as an extra bonus a FREE national airborne wings set (i.e. Ukrainian, Italian, Slovakian, etc.). Furthermore the rate also cover four (4) nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in shared cottage room, Wi-Fi internet access, and taxes, as well as one (1) ticket for the European Paratroopers Association Traditional CHRISTMAS DINNER & SOCIAL, that will take place at the Hotel Complex ''Jitomir'' in Montana, Bulgaria, on Sunday, January 15.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is open only to our members. To join it you must be a current member of the European Paratroopers Association - i.e. have paid your annual EPA membership fee 2023.

 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

To register just follow the registration steps:

 

STEP 1:

Pay the event fee to our Bank Account.

Owner: European Paratroopers Association

SWIFT-BIC: BPPIITRRXXX (Euro Countries)

SWIFT-BIC: POSOIT22XXX (Not Euro Countries)

IBAN: IT09D0760115200001005611726

Bank name: BancoPosta/Poste Italiane

Notice: Please write your full name in bank tranfer note to definite your payment and the event name in reason for payment.

 

STEP 2:

Type your personal data (Name and Surname), contact info (Phone number and e-mail address) and event name (i.e. 9TH OPERATION WINTER STORM) into the text box below and click the Send Message button. Please make sure you provided your correct name, surname, email address, phone number and event name so that we can contact you.

 

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After the payment is received you will get a confirmation email and the Registration Pack. Please note that Bank transfers can take about 2-5 days and that your registration process will be completed only after the transaction is complete.

 

If you prefer to pay by by PayPal please contact us and we will send you a payment request. Please note that to the Event Fee will be added the PayPal commission cost. 

 

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