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The 47th AOPTU prepares student pilots to land a career in flight

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  • By Airman 1st Class Anne McCready
  • 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Eric Wiggins and other student pilots from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 20-05 practice their parachute landing falls, Jan. 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. They used two and four foot platforms to jump from, and when they fell, they practiced making 5 points of contact during the roll. According to instructors, if they were to land feet-first from a parachute jump, they could potentially break their legs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)