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Old 1 October 2020, 11:42
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MFF/MFFJM/ATIC Video

Saw this today, brought back some fun memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTNPvE4vvII
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Old 1 October 2020, 12:28
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Good times. I had fun in every course out there. MFFJM good time. SLJM fuck that noise.
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Old 1 October 2020, 21:20
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I had a great time in ATIC, I wish that I could have brought my team to ATIC when they started allowing teams to go.
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Old 2 October 2020, 07:38
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I went to Wright Patterson for the wind tunnel. Most jumps were at FBNC. The MFF-JM test was one of the most stressful hands on test I’ve taken. You had to haul ass.
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Old 9 October 2020, 15:04
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The smell of aviation exhaust, the jolt of the door/ramp hinges, and interior lights being switched from white to green.

And the feel of the comm cord snapping your helmet back as you exit as the last man out...
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Old 9 October 2020, 21:22
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I went to Wright Patterson for the wind tunnel. Most jumps were at FBNC. The MFF-JM test was one of the most stressful hands on test I’ve taken. You had to haul ass.
What time frame?

My father used to run up to Ohio out of St. Louis and do de-icing experiments on aircraft in that same wind tunnel.

I think their motto was, “we freeze to please”.

If I can find a video of him around 1983 explaining what they were doing, I will post it. Back in the days when engineers wore knit ties... :eek
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Old 9 October 2020, 21:50
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Old 10 October 2020, 10:33
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Rookie.

I went to MFF in Spring of 86. When I left to go back to Campbell, I was trying to go to MFFJM, but decided there was no way I would go to a HALO Team after leaving Key West. So I went to SERE Level C instead. We had many jumps cancelled due to weather @ FBNC. We had one instructor for two jumpers and I really don't feel that after the first jump anyone was even watching me. I had a few problems with backsliding and Paul Ford squared me away.

Both HALO and SCUBA have come a long way in not just applying the science and the individual skills, but also making the practical application during an actual infiltration and mission set.
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Old 10 October 2020, 14:55
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Rookie.

I went to MFF in Spring of 86. When I left to go back to Campbell, I was trying to go to MFFJM, but decided there was no way I would go to a HALO Team after leaving Key West. So I went to SERE Level C instead. We had many jumps cancelled due to weather @ FBNC. We had one instructor for two jumpers and I really don't feel that after the first jump anyone was even watching me. I had a few problems with backsliding and Paul Ford squared me away.

Both HALO and SCUBA have come a long way in not just applying the science and the individual skills, but also making the practical application during an actual infiltration and mission set.

I had the opposite experience. My jump buddy was from 10th Group. He had an uncontrollable spin around jump 4 and terminated. I was 1 on 1 with my MSG Instructor until we started grouping.
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Rookie.


1979... Jumping MC-3 mains and belly mount reserves.

In 1981-2 we were test jumping the MT-1X
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