Moody PJs maintain qualification with static-line jumps
By Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 03, 2017
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
The 38th Rescue Squadron Pararescuemen worked in tandem with aircrew members from the 71st RQS to conduct four static-line jumps in two hours April 24.
The PJs needed to conduct all four jumps to maintain qualifications and meet training requirements, as all PJs must be qualified to conduct both static-line and high altitude, low opening jumps.
During a static-line jump, the PJ is attached to the aircraft via the “static-line,” which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft.