Here's a short video of an airborne operation from a C-130.

These jumpers are jumping "Hollywood" style, which means no ruck, LCE/LBV or weapon.  In the opening frames, you can almost feel the initial blast of air upon exiting.

The majority of jumps in C/3/12 were night jumps with full combat gear.  This was because the unit would hit the DZ late on a Friday night so members could train for two full days over the course of a weekend. 

Many of the jumps C/3/12 conducted were at high-altitude drop zones in excess of 4,000 ft. above sea level.   High-altitude DZ's normally make for harder landings due to the decreased lift capability/air density at altitude.


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