Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition.
The purpose of the competition is to promote the camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of the Airborne Soldier through international competition. The competition is routinely attended by representatives from the Active Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and several international teams.
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 parachute.
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 2 jumps to be qualified for the individual award, and each team must complete 8 jumps in total to be qualified for the team award. In addition, we will be hosting a foreign jump exchange followed by a foreign jump wings pinning ceremony
The purpose of the competition is to promote the camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of the Airborne Soldier through international competition.
Winning Team: Team #28, 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
Fastest Individual Time: MSG William Stout, Special Operations Detachment-OTAN/NATO, MDARNG
2018 Leapfest POC: 1SG Chris Callan (401) 275-4614
See you in 2019!
1SG Chris Callan
56th Troop Command
CAMP FOGARTY, 2841
S.County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, USA