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

Maj. Robert Lowe prepares to be dragged by his fellow student pilots from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 20-05, Jan. 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, as a way to replicate the wind dragging the parachute across the ground after a landing. One important thing the pilot must learn is how to flip onto their back once the parachute starts dragging so they don’t end up with a cactus in the face. Another imperative part of the drill to grasp, is when and how to unlock the quick-release, letting the parachute go. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Anne McCready
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