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Hi-tech parachute training for troops at RAF base

Troops at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire are training with state-of-the-art virtual reality parachutes.

The machine simulates all stages of a live jump and tests how people adapt in different scenarios and weather conditions.

Malfunctions can be replicated to allow new recruits to learn how to react if something goes wrong.

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 02 Mar 2011
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