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Paradropping from a Hastings


Whether you were an Airborne Para or a Supply Dropper why not relate your stories on this page

Here are some comments on the Hastings rom an Airborne Forces site http://www.thebritishairborneforcesclub.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?5342-What-a-nice-suprise&p=77559

 



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I jumped out of Hastings many times when every exit was, to me, problematic.  The aircraft was brilliant for head-bangers (sub-standard exits led to helmeted heads banging down the outside of the fuselage) and 'stroppy' blokes (static line burns round the neck were frequent), but not recommended for any normal person

 

The Hastings encouraged me to move quickly to freefall where the added complications of the static line do not come into the equation.

 

Barry Fleming

Parachute Regiment/Intelligence Corps

 



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