C-47 "Ride-Along"


"Airborne Experience"

We are now able to offer a new "ride-along" Airborne experience. Individuals will be allowed to go "Airborne" along with jump team members on a C47 flight.  Hear and feel what it's like to ride in a WWII vintage aircraft and watch the troops dressed in WWII uniforms and equipment "Stand Up & hook Up".

To learn more about this opportunity contact us at: operations_@_wwiiadt.org



Summer 2011 Jump School

I'll be trying to provide a good running update on the status of the Summer 2011 Jump School with pictures of many of the aspects of the training.  The pictures below are from the first couple of days of the refresher training for prior airborne, and the full school for students with no prior static line parachuting experience.


Students in formation.

Students in formation.


Suspended agony training.

Harness training, aka "suspended agony".


PLF Practice "Steve Nelson".

PLF Training in "the pit".


Classroom instruction.

Classroom instruction.


Brad O'Connor getting our C-47 ready for jumps.

Brad O'Connor helping get the aircraft ready for jumping.

Jumpers under canopy from my front yard in Frederick, OK.

Jumpers under canopy from central Frederick.

Jumpers under canopy

Jumpers under canopy from the DZ.

Prepare to land!

Prepare to land!

Update--July 19th

We're now 4 full days into Jump School for the students taking the full course.  The refresher students all passed their tests and got their two qualifying jumps in on Monday.  Two jumps each morning have been made on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!  The full course students are getting prepared for their written and practical tests tomorrow to determine who can proceed to the jump phase beginning on Thursday!  On to a few pictures from the last few days...

Right on target!

Veteran Hurschel Loux (C-47 crew chief) during WWII

Hurschel Loux on the DZ today, after riding on the C-47 for the first jump!

Jumpers under canopy.

Henry Viswat celebrating his 50th jump with some of the team members!

There was also an excellent article on ADT Aviation Squadron Commander Ray Cunnigham in the Lawton Constitution; for the article, click here!


Open Hangar Day, July 23

View of the hangar, our C-47, and the excellent crowd early on "Open Hangar Day"

Displays from Sheppard AFB, including their bomb disposal unit and guard dogs.

Shepperd AFB crash truck, based at Frederick.

"Traveling Road Show" from the General Tommy Franks Museum in Hobart.

Crowd in the hangar.

WWII glider field artilleryman George Wilson with ADT Member Sid Eels and the pack howitzer display from the Artillery Museum at Fort Sill.

T-6 Trainer from Shepperd along with other displays.

Ceremony honoring the veterans.

Some of the jump school students and instructors.