Perform a team free fall parachute descent

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Prepare for a team free fall parachute descent with combat equipment

1.1 Confirm instructions to conduct a team free fall parachute descent.

1.2 Select, fit and pack equipment and inspect for serviceability.

1.3 Quarantine and report unserviceable equipment.

1.4 Rehearse conduct of the descent with team members prior to boarding the aircraft.

2. Complete on board aircraft procedures with combat equipment

2.1 Board aircraft with equipment and position and secure self and equipment.

2.2 Communicate verbally and non-verbally with other personnel on board.

2.3 Carry out safety checks.

3. Exit from the aircraft and descend by free fall as a member of a team while carrying combat equipment

3.1 Exit the aircraft using team techniques.

3.2 Establish and maintain stability in free fall flight and recover from instability when necessary.

3.3 Establish and maintain relative position within the team.

3.4 Maintain situational awareness during day and night descents.

3.5 Carry out individual and team free fall positions and manoeuvres.

3.6 Communicate verbally and non-verbally with other paratroopers as required.

4. Control a ram air canopy descent as a member of a team while carrying combat equipment

4.1 Activate parachute to open at a designated time or height.

4.2 Conduct relevant drills to detect and rectify malfunctions and routine opening problems.

4.3 Identify team leader and team members after canopy opening during day and night descents.

4.4 Maintain team day and night descent using canopy control and manoeuvre techniques.

4.5 Conduct controllability checks and malfunction drills.

4.6 Assess contingency and emergency situations and apply the correct drills to rectify the situation.

5. Land on a drop zone as a member of a team while carrying combat equipment

5.1 Identify designated drop zone marking and wind indicators for day and night descents and plan target approach.

5.2 Lower combat equipment at the correct height during approach.

5.3 Apply target approach techniques to land in accordance with environmental conditions.

5.4 Complete emergency landings drills.

5.5 Apply harness release and drag procedures.

5.6 Clear drop zone without adversely affecting other team members.

6. Complete free fall post descent procedures

6.1 Review performance during team free fall parachute descent.

6.2 Complete documentation.