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 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.

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Past Winners


        2016 - Detachment 2, 165th Quartermaster Company

        2015 - Delta Company/2ND Battalion - 160th SOAR (A) FT. Campbell, KY

        2014 - Group Support Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Utah

        2012 - 3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment, Quebec, Canada

        2011 - Maryland Rigger Detachment, Maryland

        2010 - HHC 1/160 SOAR, Kentucky

        2009 - Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts

        2008 - HHC 1/160 SOAR, Kentucky

        2007 - US Air Force Survival Training School, Washington

        2006 - 14th Parachute Battalion, Paraguay

        2005 - Ficezas Aemadas (Special Forces), Honduras

        2004 - A Co. 2/19th Special Forces Group, Rhode Island

        2003 - Explosive Ordinance Disposal #2, Virginia

        2002 - Royal 22d Regiment Parachute Company, Canada

        2001 - 207th LRS (Ranger) Detachment, Alaska

        2000 - Luftland-Und LufttransportSchuls, Germany

        1999 - 4th PsyOps Group, 82nd Airborne, North Carolina

        1998 - 274th Surgical Support Team, 82nd Airborne, North Carolina

        1997 - 1/58 AVN Regiment, 82nd Airborne, North Carolina

        1996 - 129th Infantry Detachment - LRS (Ranger), Maryland

        1995 - 1st Parachute Regiment, England

        1994 - Tunisian Airborne Forces, Tunisia 

        1993 - 82nd Airborne Division, North Carolina

        1992 - 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Kentucky

        1991 - 129th Infantry Detachment - LRS (Ranger), Maryland

        1990 - C Co. 509th Infantry (Airborne/Pathfinder), Alabama

        1989 - C Co. 509th Infantry (Airborne/Pathfinder), Alabama

        1988 - 207th Infantry Detachement LRS (Ranger), Alaska

        1987 - F Co. 425th Rangers, Michigan

        1986 - 4th FORCE RECON Detachment, California

        1984 - 1st SOCOM, Florida

        1983 - F Co. 425th Rangers, Michigan

        1982 - 10th Special Forces Group, Massachusetts