يشارك افيلق المغربي الأول للمشاة في مناوراتLEAPFEST 2011
التي تضم خيرة المدارس العالمية لل paratroopers
من بينها المدرسة المغربية التي تعد رائدة
مع العلم أنه سبق للمغرب أن فاز ببطولة العالم لparachutistes
5 مرات كما أنه لا يغيب عن منصة التتويج كل بطولة
More than 300 paratroopers will participate in a Rhode Island National Guard tradition on Saturday, August 6, 2011, when they participate in the 29th edition of Leapfest at the University of Rhode Island and West Kingstown Elementary School.
The Rhode Island National Guard’s Leapfest is the oldest and largest continuously conducted static-line parachute competition in the world. Though it is a multi-day training event, the competition which is held on Saturday has always been the exercise’s centerpiece.
The paratroopers hail primarily from the United States; however, foreign countries are always represented. In years past, airborne troops from such diverse countries as El Salvador and Bulgaria have competed. This year’s foreign teams include representatives from Morocco, Holland, England, Italy, Germany and Canada.
The Leapfest competition commences with a colorful 7 a.m. opening ceremony at URI’s turf fields by the Ryan center. Teams of four paratroopers then jump three times from CH-47 helicopters at 1,500 feet and try to race to a large orange “X” in the center of the West Kingstown Elementary School turf fields on Rte. 110, 3119 Ministerial Rd., West Kingston, RI. Each team has three attempts, and the team with the lowest aggregate time is declared the winner. Individual awards also are presented to the troopers with the lowest aggregate times