Ungawa Tower at Airborne School. Being hoisted up and held at 250 feet was pretty relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. It was really cool just sitting there, with feet dangling, overlooking the entire Airborne school. The float down was cool, and even better during windy days, as you had to make sure not to go back into the tower. Hooah!
An Indian Army paratrooper with the 50th Independent Para Brigade hands his static line to a jumpmaster with the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team in a "mock door" aircraft simulator May 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratroopers are preparing for an airborne training exercise as part of Yudh Abhyas, annual training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific.