ADT Photos- Summer 2008


Don Burgett, Gene Gilbreath, Jake McNeice in the C-47 "Boogie Baby" July 2008



Dumping Troopers, July 2008


All Americans vs. the Screaming Eagles!  Group shot on the DZ, 5th Jump.  Summer ADT Class 2008

Dibble with his Scotch, Cigar, and WINGS!



For Those of you who might be headed that way...

WWII ADT Study Guide Questions


These are some, not all, of the facts you will need to pass the written test.  Answers are after the questions and correspond by number.

If you go to ADT, learning these facts will help you focus on learning the very important stuff the cadre tells you.  DO NOT neglect the physical aspect of preparation, it is by far the hardest thing.  Knowing these basic facts before you start will give you a leg up towards getting a leg out that door!


1)      Pack opening tie missed static line loop; “horseshoe”; bag lock; broken static line; broken anchor line.  These are all what?

2)      What deployment system do we use (at ADT)?

3)      Steps: 1. Try to avoid 2. Toss helmet 3. Remove side belly band 4. Hold main lifts 5. Turn into the wind 6. Let harness slide off as you hit.  What is this procedure for?

4)      How many feet do you fall in 4 seconds?

5)      What shape is the parachute?

6)      Good body position equals…?

7)      What is the diameter of the canopy?

8)      What do you do to get out of a twist?

9)      Steps: 1. Try to avoid 2. Turn into the wind 3. Create a rocking motion with your hands on the back of the front risers 4. Point your toes. 5. Prepare for a dynamic (hard) PLF.  What is this procedure for?

10)  How many checks of a pack opening tie?

11)  What are the vertical sections of the canopy called?

12)  What is the F.A.R. (Federal Aviation Regulations) that governs parachute jumping?

13)  What is a jump cone?

14)  What do you jump towards when exiting the aircraft?

15)  What is Cardinal Rule #1?

16)  What foot goes out the door first?

17)  Cardinal Rule #2; Never turn your back…

18)  Cardinal Rule #3; Always hook up…

19)  What do you do to see to the side or behind you?

20)  The DZ arrow always points where?

21)  When a jumper holds a “chopping hand” across the arm holding his static line, this indicates what to the jumpmaster?

22)  What happens when your pack opening tie is locked?

23)  How many different PLFs are there?

24)  What direction do you toss out your reserve?

25)  What is it called when a jumper moves sideways with his chute?

26)  What does J*M*P*I stand for?

27)  Cardinal Rule #4; Lower…

28)  Broken anchor line; pack opening tie missed with the break cord.  What are these?

29)  What are the five points of contact?

30)  If you are about to hit another jumper in the air, what position do you take?

31)  What is the first point of performance?

32)  Blown gore; line-over.  What are these?

33)  Cardinal Rule #5; Steer right…

34)  What are the five points of performance?

35)  “Sack of Shit will land like a feather…”

36)  Steps: 1. Try to avoid 2. Aim for the “drip lines”. 3. Turn into the wind. 4. Cover face and point toes. 5. Ready for a hard PLF.  What is this procedure for?

37)  You come out the door- You have a good exit and good canopy.  What comes next?

38)  Federal Aviation Administration rules that cover parachuting?

39)  Never get your head stuck in…?

40)  What and where do you “cut” when you deploy your reserve chute?

41)  What is the position of a “Towed Jumper”?  Demonstrate it.

42)  After un-spinning a twist, what do you do with the toggles?



Study guide answers:


1)      Total Malfunctions!  Pull your reserve!

2)      Pilot chute deployment

3)      Water landing procedures

4)      About 200 feet

5)      Parabolic

6)      …Good canopy!

7)      35 feet

8)      Bicycle with your feet

9)      Wire landing procedures

10)  4

11)  Gores

12)  Section 105

13)  The maximum circumference of an oval shaped area where a jumper has the possibility to land given his height and decent speed.

14)  The wing tip

15)  Never sacrifice safety for speed!

16)  Left foot

17)  …Toward the open door of the plane

18)  …When near an open door!

19)  Turn your HEAD, not your CHUTE

20)  Into the wind

21)  STOP the jump!  There is a PROBLEM!

22)  Total Malfunction!  Pull your reserve!

23)  Six

24)  To the right ~ Except for a spinning Mae West to the right!

25)  Crabbing

26)  Jump Master Personnel Inspection

27)  …Man always has the right of way!

28)  Total Malfunctions!  Pull your reserve!

29)  Balls of the feet 40% Calf 15%  Thigh 15%  Buttocks 15%  Push-up muscle 15%

30)  Spread Eagle!

31)  Check body position and count!

32)  Partial malfunction

33)  …To avoid another jumper

34)  1. Good body position and count 2. Check canopy 3. Look around you 4. Prepare to land 5. Land

 35)  “…If it keeps it’s feet and knees together!”

36)  Tree landing procedures

37)  Pull both toggles

38)  Part 105

39)  Your fourth point of contact!

40)  With the right hand, “cut” upwards between the canopy of the reserve and the static lines

41)  Legs up, toes pointed, right hand on reserve handle, elbow in tight, left elbow on top of reserve, left hand over front of helmet to indicate consciousness and to make your body streamlined to keep from spinning.

42)  Pull down on both


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