Leapfest 2013 Cancellation
Regretfully, the LEAPFEST competition scheduled for August 2013 has been cancelled. The LEAPFEST Annual International Static Line Parachute Competition conducted by the Rhode Island Army National Guard has become the premier competitive event of the world-wide airborne community. The staff at 56th Troop Command, RIARNG are already planning for the next LEAPFEST competition anticipated for August 2014. Please continue to monitor this website for information and updates. Thank you for your interest and continued support
Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition.
Each team consists of 5 participants: 4 jumpers and 1 alternate jumper. Jumpers exit from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an altitude of 1500 feet (457 meters) using an MC-6 static line, steerable, parabolic parchute.
Participants aim to land as close as possible to a marked, designated area within the landing zone. Upon landing and completing a PLF (parachute landing fall), participants are timed by qualified judges until they reach the designated area.
This is both an individual and team event. Each jumper must complete 3 jumps to be qualified for the individual award, and each team must complete 12 jumps in total to be qualified for the team award.
MC-6 Parachute Training
Friendship Jump # 1 and U.S. Wings Pinning Ceremony
U.S. - International Welcome Banquet
Leapfest Opening Ceremony
Leapfest Commences with Jumps # 1 and # 2
Leapfest Jump # 3
Friendship Jump # 2 / Foreign Jumpmaster Jump
International Jump Wings Pinning Ceremony
To register for Leapfest, please download the Memorandum of Instruction and complete all required documents by typing into the editable fields. If possible, digitally sign and e-mail the completed forms. If a digital signature is not possible, please print and sign the form, and either mail, fax, or e-mail the completed forms to 56th Troop Command of the Rhode Island National Guard (contact information contained within the Letter of Instruction).
International Leapfest 31 MOI - 2013 *Please Type In All Responses*
U.S. Leapfest 31 MOI - 2013 *Please Type In All Responses*
You may pay via check or PayPal. When paying through PayPal, please include your Unit and your Team Leader's name.
Registered Teams may still pay via the Paypal link below
|July / August 2013|
|Events Subject to Change|
|International Teams Arrive|
|Manifest for Friendship Jump #2 - SATS||All International Teams Depart Billeting|
56th Troop Command of the Rhode Island Army National Guard will provide transportation from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts (BOS) and from T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI (PVD).
Billeting is provided by 56th Troop Command, and participants will be housed at the University of Rhode Island. However, particpants may purchase a hotel room if they choose. Participants may also choose to purchase a rental car and / or may drive to Rhode Island from their home station.
2841 South County Trail, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
95 Perry St, Newport RI 02841
2 Complex Rd. Kingston, RI 02881
120 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881
|Leapfest 30 Friendship Jump #2 Manifests||Leapfest 30 Results||Leapfest 31 Downloads|
|Aircraft 1, Lift 1, Nederlands||Leapfest XXX Team Results||Leapfest 31 Brochure|
|Aircraft 1, Lift 2, Nederlands||Leapfest XXX Individual Results|
|Aircraft 1, Lift 3, Germany|
|Aircraft 1, Lift 4, Canada|
|Aircraft 1, Lift 5, Morocco|
|Aircraft 1, Lift 6, Morocco|
|Aircraft 2, Lift 1, Mexico|
|Aircraft 2, Lift 2, Mexico|
|Aircraft 2, Lift 3, Mexico|
|Aircraft 2, Lift 4, Italy|
|Aircraft 2, Lift 5, Italy|
Interested in donating to Leapfest?
Your generous donations are what keep Leapfest going. Please help keep Leapfest the longest standing international static line parachute competition and training event!
|Unit||State or Country|
|1/73rd Cavalry||North Carolina|
|Defense Logistics Agency Riggers||Pennsylvania|
|United States Special Operations Command||Florida|
|412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne)||Ohio|
|Special Operations Detachment - Europe||West Virginia|
|United States Army Advanced Airborne School||North Carolina||404th Civil Affairs Battalion||Maryland|
|1/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)||Kentucky|
|Wolf Operations Group - Muscatatucket Urban Training Center||Indiana|
|404th Civil Affairs Battalion||New Jersey|
|165th Quarter Master (ADS)||Georgia|
|D Co. 2/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)||Tennessee|
|352nd Civil Affairs Command||Maryland|
|4/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)||Washington|
|197th Special Troops Company (Airborne) (3 Teams)||Utah|
|450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne)||Maryland|
|3/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)||Georgia|
|Special Operations Detachment - Europe||West Virginia|
|4/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)||Washington||Special Operations Detachment Joint Forces (2 Teams)||Maryland|
|1/102nd Infantry Regiment||Connecticut|
|Maryland Rigger Detachment||Maryland|
|165th Air Support Operations Squadron||Georgia|
|Unit Headquarters Service Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group||Utah|
|3-108th Cavalry 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade||Georgia|
|13th Air Assault Regiment (2 Teams)||U.K.|
|8 Field Company (Parachute)||U.K.|
|Tramo Heroica Escuela Naval Militario||Mexico|
|11 Air Manoeuvre Brigade (NLD)||The Netherlands|
|The Parachute Regiment Training Company||U.K.|
|1 (NZ) Signal Regiment||New Zealand|
|Luftlandebrigade 26 (2 Teams)||Germany|
|7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (2 Teams)||U.K.|
|2nd Platone Avvoltoi||Italy|
|3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment||Canada|
|Special Forces Brigade||South Africa|
|44 Parachute Regiment Reserves||South Africa|
|3rd Parachute Battalion, A-Coy||South Africa|
|3rd Parachute Battalion, B-Coy||South Africa|
|3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 Teams)||Canada|
|144 Parachute Medical Squadron||U.K.|
|C Troop Long Range Surveillance 1-158th Cavalry (2 Teams)||Maryland|
|820th Base Defense Group||Georgia|
|18th Air Support Operations Squadron||North Carolina|
|B Co. 2/19th Special Forces Group (Airborne)||Ohio|
|C Troop Long Range Surveillance 3-124th Cavalry||Texas|
|1-143rd Infantry (Airborne)||Texas|
|Headquarters, Headquarters Company 1-143rd Infantry||Texas|
|Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center||Massachusetts|
|U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (2 Teams)||North Carolina|
|Headquarters, Headquarters Detachement, Special Forces Group (Airborne)||West Virginia|
|1st Infantry Parachute Brigade||Morocco|
|6th Engineer Battalion Combat Airborne||Alaska|
|Special Operations Detachment - Global||Rhode Island|
|A Co. 2/19th Special Forces Group (Airborne)||Rhode Island|
|The Rhode Island Team||Rhode Island|
Since 1982, Leapfest has been the largest, longest standing, international static-line parachute training event and competition.
Held by the Rhode Island Army National Guard every August, Leapfest has hosted teams from all over the United States, as well as teams from New Zealand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Honduras, Paraguay, Egypt, Croatia, South Africa, Poland, Greece, Peru, Nicaragua, Morocco, Italy and The Netherlands.
In 1985, Leapfest was cancelled due to inclement weather. Starting with Leapfest 30, the event is scheduled in such a way to help alleviate the possibility of this happening again.
|2012 - 3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, Canada||1997 - 1/58 AVN Regiment, 82nd Airborne, North Carolina|
|2011 - Maryland Rigger Detachment, Maryland||1996 - 129th Infantry Detachement - LRS (Ranger), Maryland|
|2010 - HHC 1/160 SOAR, Kentucky||1995 - 1st Parachute Regiment, England|
|2009 - Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusettes||1994 - Tunisian Airborne Forces, Tunisia|
|2008 - HHC 1/160 SOAR, Kentucky||1993 - 82nd Airborne Division, North Carolina|
|2007 - US Air Force Survival Training School, Washington||1992 - 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Kentucky|
|2006 - 14th Parachute Battalion, Paraguay||1991 - 129th Infantry Detachment - LRS (Ranger), Maryland|
|2005 - Ficezas Aemadas (Special Forces), Honduras||1990 - G Co. 509th Infantry (Pathfinders), Louisianna||2004 - A Co. 2/19th Special Forces Group, Rhode Island||1989 - G Co. 509th Infantry (Pathfinders), Louisianna|
|2003 - Explosive Ordinance Disposal #2, Virginia||1988 - 207th Infantry Detachement LRS (Ranger), Alaska|
|2002 - Royal 22d Regiment Parachute Company, Canada||1987 - F Co. 425th Rangers, Michigan|
|2001 - 207th LRS (Ranger) Detachment, Alaska||1986 - 4th FORCE RECON Detachment, California|
|2000 - Luftland-Und LufttransportSchuls, Germany||1984 - 1st SOCOM, Florida|
|1999 - 4th PsyOps Group, 82nd Airborne, North Carolina||1983 - F Co. 425th Rangers, Michigan|
|1998 - 274th Surgical Support Team, 82nd Airborne, North Carolina||1982 - 10th Special Forces Group, Massachussetts|
This website was donated to the Rhode Island National Guard by the Leapfest Association.
The appearance of non-federal entities on this Leapfest website does not constitute the endorsement, either stated or implied, by the Rhode Island Army National Guard, the National Guard Bureau, The U.S. Army or the Department of Defense.
SGM Moises Moniz
MAJ Jeffrey Lessard
MAJ Jason Lafferty