Soldiers performing military service undergo basic parachute training
Soldiers of the September 2022 intake, serving at the 63rd Parachute Brigade, are currently doing basic parachute training at the "Sergeant-Pilot Mihajlo Petrović" military airfield in Niš.
This is the final part of the paratrooper training process which lasts for four weeks, three weeks for the ground training, and one week for performing parachute jumps.
The soldiers have previously undergone tactical training with great success, carried out all scheduled firing practices and taken the physical fitness test, and are fully prepared to undertake parachute training.
During the ground training, the emphasis is on gaining sufficient knowledge about the assault parachute, the way it is packed and stored, handling parachute devices and mastering the parachuting techniques and emergency procedures. Upon completion of this training segment, soldiers become eligible to perform parachute jumps not only during the day but also at night.
Once they successfully complete their basic parachute training, soldiers become "paratroopers" and are eligible to become professional members of this elite SAF unit.