2e REP parachute training

Images of legionnaires of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion jumping from Transall C-160 in Calvi, Corsica (another aircraft used by the French military airborne units is C-130 Hercules).

Military paratroopers jump with round parachutes from very low altitudes. Airborne units use static line technique to deploy large numbers of troops into an area by the quickest time possible. The usual altitude of military static line jumping is between 150m (a combat jump) and 300m (450-900 feet).

We can see jumping legionnaires are on the ground within 55 sec.