'Operation Big Drop'


The NPTC conducts Primary Airborne Courses and SF-10A Qualification Courses from its hangers at the Dunnellon Airport in Central Florida. These are scenes from a lively training week nicknamed 'Operation Big Drop.' Participants range from first-time jumpers to members of Special Forces from across the globe seeking recertification.

Photos are by Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph, Visiting Photojournalist at the National Parachute Test Center

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