In 2005, Flight-1 developed an innovative canopy control curriculum aimed specifically at exceeding the training needs of the armed forces. Since then, Flight-1 has trained thousands of operators, providing them with the intuitive skills needed in tactical situations. Today, Flight-1 offers a seamless progression of canopy control courses for the modern military parachutist, including Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert courses, as well as an Instructor certification program.

FLIGHT 1 101M
BASIC SKILLS COURSE

An introductory three-day course designed to bolster jumper confidence by exposing students to essential canopy flight principles, including effective flight planning, pattern work, flare techniques and landing accuracy.

FLIGHT 1 201M
INTERMEDIATE SKILLS COURSE

An intermediate three-day course exposing students to safe relative canopy flight with other parachutists. Instructors will use radio communications in an Air-2-Air* environment to raise the student’s intuitive skills and increase his confidence in close-proximity flight.

FLIGHT 1 101/201M
COMBINATION COURSE

A combination five-day course designed to rapidly expose students to essential canopy flight principles and the skills necessary for safe relative flight with other parachutists in a tactical environment. Skills are developed in tactical stacking, small formation building, and group landings.

FLIGHT 1 301M
ADVANCED SKILLS COURSE

An advanced course exposing students to the lead jumper's and stack flyers' responsibilities on a tactical parachute insertion exercise. Students will develop the skills necessary for evaluating confined landing areas, accurately assessing jump conditions, briefing pilots, spotting aircraft, selecting a team, and lead those teams to target. Students will also learn how optimize flight controls in a stack and how to anticipate inherent proximity challenges before they occur.

FLIGHT 1 401M
EXPERT SKILLS COURSE

An advanced course designed to expose students to high-performance canopy flight principles and to better understand full performance envelopes of the modern tactical parachute.

FLIGHT 1 501M
INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

An instructor training course exposing the candidates to the Flight-1 curriculum from an instructor’s perspective. Candidates will actively participate in classroom sessions, video debriefs, and Air-2-Air jumps, learning the technical nuances needed to effectively teach subject matter to less experienced jumpers.

*Air-2-Air (A2A) is a Flight-1 term for 1-on-1 in-flight canopy coaching.

In the tunnel, Flight-1 offers courses at all levels, including basic body flight for low experience operators learning stability, basic movements and transitioning to BOC parachute systems.

In the air, Flight-1 can offer all levels of freefall instruction from the complete novice to group relative work. Flight-1 can also offer tandem instructor certification courses.

Flight-1 provides planning, leading and guiding services for units wanting to take the next step in challenging their canopy control skills and group flying in demanding and inhospitable terrain. Key services include identifying relevant sight locations, scouting and assessing landing areas for safety hazards, appraising the effect of inclement weather on logistics of the mission, and arranging ground support. The members of Flight-1 have planned and executed seven expeditions as a team to date, from the heights of the Alps in Europe to the base of the Grand Canyon.

A course designed to equip the end user with specific techniques and skills on effective aerial stills and moving image capture, that can be used in both freefall and canopy flight. The course will be tailored to your needs and goals by JC Colclasure as lead instructor. JC has over 15,000 jumps and has a wealth of knowledge and experience capturing media for film, television, team flying, competition, world records and expeditions.