January 17, 2014

"Hit the hole pole-man, hit the hole! Hit the hole pole-man, hit the hole!"

Trainee chant during Tower Week at US Army Airborne School, referring to hooking the top of the parachute to the ascension apparatus of the "Mighty Ung-gawa" 250 foot drop tower using a ten foot pole. Once the 'hole' is hit, the chute is secured to the apparatus and the trainee is then hauled aloft and summarily dropped. Upon arrival back at the ground, the trainee is strongly encouraged to "execute a dymamic PLF!" or Parachute Landing Fall.

LTC Coulson


1 comment:

  1. "Hit the hole, pole man, hit the hole."

    Music to my ears. No doubt the sexual innuendo helps everyone focus on the task at hand.

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