MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, more than 550 servicemen of the Guards Airborne Assault Formation of the Airborne Forces carried out a practical landing from IL-76MD aircraft on D-10 parachutes at an altitude of 600 meters to the Kislovo landing site in the Pskov region.
After landing, the servicemen registered at the assembly point at the landing site and proceeded to the second stage of the training – overcoming a distance of 1 km. temporarily within the framework of passing the first standard in parachuting in the individual competition.
In accordance with the conditions for performing the control exercise, each paratrooper had to orient himself in the air, find the point where the parachutist was registered, and after landing as quickly as possible put the parachute into the bag, check in at the registration point and overcome the prescribed distance.
The time of each participant was counted from the beginning of the landing from the aircraft to the arrival at the finish line. Overcoming the route in 13 minutes corresponded to the 1st grade, 14 minutes to the 2nd grade and 16 minutes to the 3rd grade in parachuting.
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