RAF Falcons v Wild Thing eXtreme Race | X-Runner
The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team will be proudly disturbing the peace as they courageously descend to the start of possibly the toughest obstacle race and mud run on the planet the Wild Thing on Sunday 23rd September. The event has sold out with over 2000 extreme mud runners registered for X-Runners final event of 2012, don’t miss the Wild Thing
The Falcons have a busy schedule of aerial display shows but there’s always some time for a bit of ‘muddy good fun’ and all in a good cause as they plan to parachute in display formation straight into the impending Wild Thing and tackle the 10k of military style obstacles with 2000 other entrants.
Sergeant Mark Clayton who bravely put his men forward for this challenge had this to say about coming to the Wild Thing ‘We have a certain amount of events we are allowed to chose our involvement in and I thought X-Runner seemed like an amazing challenge for my team. The guys are really looking forward to being tested, hope the civilians don’t out shine us on the course!’
We can’t wait to see the aerial acrobatics as the team descend from the skies at 12,000 feet in a stream of coloured smoke pluming from the canisters on their feet as they fall, before getting into some muddy good action on the obstacle course. If you would like to race the RAF and watch a once in a lifetime aerial acrobatic display by the legendary Falcons then sign up now as places are selling fast for the Wild Thing 23rd September 2012!
RAF Falcons parachute display team are probably the most well-known facet of the the Royal Air Force. The Display Flight, as the Team is also known, is responsible to the Strike Command Participation Committee for public free fall parachute displays. It comprises 12 Parachute Jumping Instructors (2 officers and 10 senior non-commissioned officers) and one non-commissioned officer, Safety Equipment Fitter, and conducts over 120 displays throughout the display season.
Although an excellent public relations tool for the Royal Air Force, the Team’s main function is as a training vehicle on which suitably experienced free fall instructors are produced and thus, in many ways, a tour of duty on the Team may be considered a 3-year course in free fall and canopy-handling techniques. It is most certainly the tour of duty most up-and-coming Parachute Jumping Instructors aspire to and leads those who show an affinity for free fall into a realm of exciting and rewarding pursuits with the likes of the Parachute Test Team at Boscombe Down
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