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Join the European Paratroopers Association, become part of the world's most exclusive military parachutist organization.

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Take part in the absolute best airborne training available on the European Continent and qualify as military parachutist.

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Airborne School

Military Parachuting Excellence

The primary Mission of the European Paratroopers Association is training and assisting our members in every aspect of military parachuting. We are a certified training provider and have the required certifications to provide training services. EPA training services meet the military quality levels and standards. Thanks to this high standards, EPA has been recognized as an official NATO supplier (NCAGE code AN876). To offer our members the best comprehensive basic and advanced airborne training on August 2003 the European Paratroopers Association Board approved the formation of the EPA's Airborne School under the direction and control of LTC Giulio Festa. Our Airborne School has gathered a dedicated team of professionals instructors with backgrounds from airborne and special operations forces. The European Paratroopers Airborne School, located in Partizanske, Slovakia, is the EPA's "jump school" for paratrooper (military parachutist) training. The Airborne School offer our members the absolute best airborne training available on the European Continent… Basic and advanced airborne courses and parachute tactical jump exercises in accordance to military standards, as well as the amazing chance to take part in several airborne wings exchange events with jump master teams from several nations in order to earn a set of Foreign Jump Wings. The School is organized into three divisions: Command and Staff Division, also known as Headquarters, for administrative actions; Training and Operations Division to execute the programs of instruction and the airborne refresher training, and the Logistic and Support Division to provides logistics services and parachute rigger support.

 

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At European Paratroopers Airborne School, you will learn how to jump out of an aircraft, navigate by using your parachute, land safely on the ground and move on to an objective.

 

 

Only True Airborne Training

The European Paratroopers Airborne School is proud to offer the most safe, true and realistic military parachuting training available on the European continent, using only current operational military round canopy parachute systems. We offers a standard of excellence that is unrivaled in the industry with all-inclusive events up to 30% less than our lowest cost competitors. Since 2003 our school has operated under the same staff, always with an unwavering commitment to service and events excellence.

 

Safety First

Safety always comes first for us at European Paratroopers Airborne School. For that reason our events are fully safe and guided event directed by highly qualified professional Airborne Instructors and Jump Masters coming from NATO and friend countries' Airborne Forces with a long experiece in the military parachuting field, who share their in-depth knowledge, skills and experience. In order to perform your military parachute jump with the European Paratroopers Association you are required to attend the military parachute training and to pass the theoretical and practical parachutist examination. Safety is our main concern and we will not jump if weather conditions make your parachute jump unsafe. We exclusively use our insured MC1-1C/D and T-10D main parachutes and related T-10R MIRPS (SLCP) reserve parachutes, that are accurately packed by our Parachute Riggers that have been properly trained in the packing procedures of the parachutes we use for jumping, as well our DZ safety team provide constant assistance to the jumpers during the whole jump operations.

 

Jump With Us & Earn Your Airborne Wings

The Airborne School conducts throughout the year several basic airborne (military parachuting) training for the European Paratroopers members, giving them the unique opportunity to earn the coveted airborne jump wings (basic parachutist badge) and be parachutist qualified (static line round canopy parachuting certification), as well as conducts multiple courses in a variety of different areas to includes, but not limited to Static-Line and Free-Fall parachuting. In order to perform your military parachute jump with the European Paratroopers Association you are required to pass:

- The Pre-Jump Training. If you are a fully trained paratrooper or a qualified (round canopy) parachutist in jump status (have performed a military round canopy parachute jump within the last 12 months). In some cases (i.e. have followed a round canopy jump training with other organizations) additional refresher or training with our system may be necessary (to be determined by our instructor).

- The Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR). If you are not in jump status (is it longer than one year ago you jumped with a military round canopy parachute for the last time)

- The Basic Airborne Course (BAC). If you are a beginner in military parachuting. (If you are a square canopy parachute jumper or a skydiver you need to follow the complete BAC as well, because of the differences in procedures and equipment). Below you will find a quick overview of the top 3 most popular training offered by the European Paratroopers Airborne School:

 

BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE (BAC)

The Basic Airborne Course (BAC) is usually accomplished by our members, who are not yet airborne qualified, giving them the opportunity to qualify as military parachutists. During the course students will receive an intensive full-immersion theoretical and pratical airborne training, in accordance to military standards, by highly qualified airborne instructors coming from NATO's airborne forces. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the basic static line parachuting techniques and tactics that are being used worldwide by airborne and special operation forces.  LEARN MORE

 

BASIC AIRBORNE REFRESHER (BAR)

The Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR) is mandatory for our members that have not made a military round canopy parachute jump within the last 12 months. Airborne refresher training for all personnel is conducted at the Airborne School. The jumper will receive a refresher training by highly qualified Airborne Instructors. Upon completion of the training the Airborne Instructor will provide the jumper with a memorandum of completion and the jumper will be again ready to perform parachute static line descents with current operational military round canopy parachute systems. LEARN MORE

 

PARACHUTE JUMP EXERCISE (PJE)

The Parachute Jump Exercise (PJE) is designed to give our members a true international parachute jump experience and to advance their airborne experience and parachute jump skills. The jumper will receive a pre-jump training by highly qualified Airborne Instructors and Jump Masters coming from NATO and friend countries' Airborne Forces and will perform parachute static line descents with current operational military round canopy parachute systems. At the end of the exercise, according to host unit’s regulations, jumpers will be awarded military parachutist qualification. LEARN MORE

 

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.