>Urhq >Truth....Didnt do p company...I aint mad....I did a joint service parachute >course at Netheravon...Home of Glider pilot regiment of old....Only did two >sports jumps mate.....Not a para badged course. Just a forces voluntary >sports thing. --------------------------- Ah yeah I did that too, before becoming paratrooper. interesting course. just two things I didn't like 1. Having to pack my own parachute. Every time I was convinced I f**** it up and crapped myself in case it would not open. 2. Instead of jumping straight out like a Hercules, one has to actually stand outside the aircraft on a little step, holding on to a wing strut before getting signal to go. Not good for ones nerves on the plus side it was more enjoyable because being much higher spent longer in the air and had a beautiful view....and no bloody great containers strapped to your body either. i was on the support weapons and really hated jumping with a bloody great 81 mm mortar barrel strapped to me -although I believe these days they have door bundles.