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Join the European Paratroopers Association, become part of the world's most exclusive military parachutist organization.

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Take part in the absolute best airborne training available on the European Continent and qualify as military parachutist.


Training Center

Military Parachuting Excellence

The primary Mission of the European Paratroopers Association is training and assisting our members in every aspect of military parachuting. To offer our members the best comprehensive basic and advanced airborne training on August 2003 the European Paratroopers Association Board approved the formation of the EPA's Airborne School under the direction and control of LTC Giulio Festa.

The European Paratroopers Airborne School, located in Partizanske, Slovakia, is the EPA's "jump school" for paratrooper (military parachutist) training. The Airborne School offer our members the absolute best airborne training available on the European Continent… Basic and advanced airborne courses and parachute tactical jump exercises in accordance to military standards, as well as the amazing chance to take part in several airborne wings exchange events with jump master teams from several nations in order to earn a set of Foreign Jump Wings.

The School is organized into three divisions: Command and Staff Division, also known as Headquarters, for administrative actions; Training and Operations Division to execute the programs of instruction and the airborne refresher training, and the Logistic and Support Division to provides logistics services and parachute rigger support. The Airborne School has gathered a dedicated team of professionals instructors with backgrounds from airborne and special operations forces.


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At European Paratroopers Airborne School, you will learn how to jump out of an aircraft, navigate by using your parachute, land safely on the ground and move on to an objective.



Earn Your Airborne Wings

The Airborne School conducts throughout the year several basic airborne (military parachuting) training for the European Paratroopers members, giving them the unique opportunity to earn the coveted airborne jump wings and be parachutist qualified, as well as conducts multiple courses in a variety of different areas to includes, but not limited to Static-Line and Free-Fall parachuting. Below you will find a quick overview of the top 3 most popular training offered by the European Paratroopers Airborne School:



The Basic Airborne Course (BAC) is usually accomplished by our members, who are not yet airborne qualified, giving them the opportunity to qualify as military parachutists. During the course students will receive an intensive full-immersion theoretical and pratical airborne training, in accordance to military standards, by highly qualified airborne instructors and jump masters coming from NATO's airborne forces. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the basic static line parachuting techniques and tactics that are being used worldwide by airborne and special operation forces.



The Basic Airborne Refresher (BAR) is mandatory for our members that have not made a jump within the last 6 months. Airborne refresher training for all personnel is conducted at the Airborne School. The jumper will receive a refresher training by highly qualified Airborne Instructors. Upon completion of the training the Airborne Instructor will provide the jumper with a memorandum of completion and the jumper will be again ready to perform parachute static line descents with current operational military round canopy parachute systems.



The Parachute Jump Exercise (PJE) is designed to give our members a true international parachute jump experience and to advance their airborne experience and parachute jump skills. The jumper will receive a pre-jump training briefing by highly qualified Airborne Instructors and Jump Masters coming from NATO and friend countries' Airborne Forces and will perform parachute static line descents with current operational military round canopy parachute systems. At the end of the exercise, according to host unit’s regulations, jumpers will be awarded military parachutist qualification.


Train With Us!

Any serving or retired paratrooper (airborne and special force military personnel), serving or retired members of the Armed Forces, as well as any other serving or retired uniformed service personnel and members of veterans organizations can become members of the European Paratroopers Association and take part in our airborne training courses and parachute jump exercises. Join Us today and train with the absolute best airborne training organization available on the European Continent! Information on the application process of the European Paratroopers Association can be found on the membership page.