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Survival evasion resistance and escape specialists unload parachute equipment before they perform static-line jumps at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Nov. 6, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Zeski)
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SERE specialists free-fall

Posted 1/8/2013   Updated 1/9/2013 Email story   Print story


92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

1/8/2013 - FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists performed static line and free-fall jumps from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Nov. 6, 2012. 

A static line is a cord attached at one end to an aircraft and the other to the parachutist. As they fall from the aircraft, it causes the line to deploy their parachute. These jumps are normally conducted at 1,250 feet above the ground and can be as low as 400 feet.

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