jumpmaster


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jumpmaster

The person designated to supervise a parachutist's exit from the aircraft. He or she is an airborne-qualified individual who is in command of the stick of parachutists from the time they enter the aircraft until they exit. See also stick (ii).
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Once the jumpmaster recovers, he and the team make their jump.
In addition to his liaison role, Lampe doubled as an assistant jumpmaster on his C-130 aircraft and was one of the last to jump onto the Rio Hate drop zone.
The jumpmaster decided the best option was to land the Marine on the ground at Hurlburt Field.
Fairfax, Special Forces Intelligence NCO, Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Special Forces Group, became the first amputee Soldier to successfully complete the Jumpmaster Course, in November 2008.
The 38-year-old father of one is team leader of the Red Devils and will be jumpmaster at a display at Armed Forces Day, a special event being held for the first time in South Wales today to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by current members of the Armed Forces and by veterans of all ages.
He is also an experienced jumpmaster and air liaison officer with four tours supporting Army units such as the 75th Ranger Regiment and the 18th Airborne Corps.
He said we could flip around and stuff, so I just tried it," says Beach of the Zipline's jumpmaster, the guy who hooks your harness up and makes sure everything is safe.
Not necessarily; suppose she is, during training missions, also a jumpmaster in charge of parachute drops from the aircraft.
I jumped without my prostheses, Jumpmaster Jan Fodness added harnessing to my stumps for safety.
But she had become a jumpmaster, worked for an antiterrorism task force in Germany, and was eventually promoted to captain, taking command of an MP company.
The Grip Insert provides added protection against possible inadvertent activation of the reserve parachute during inflight door check procedures by an airborne jumpmaster, following a number of jumpmaster extraction incidents over the past two years.
DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND IS A GRADUATE OF THE ARMY JUMPMASTER SCHOOL, THE ARMY AIR ASSAULT SCHOOL, AND THE ARMY AIRBORNE SCHOOL.