Shorts Skyvan parked in a well-lit hangar.

About Paraclete Aviation

Who We Are

Paraclete Aviation has one mission: creating a successful and winning partnership with its clients.

Founded by former US Army Golden Knight and visionary businessman, Tim D’Annunzio, the Paraclete business group is synonymous with excellence. Located in Raeford, North Carolina, Paraclete partners with military and civilian operators offering support in the areas of specialized aircraft support for military training, military and civilian parachute training and development, long-term aircraft lease agreements and aircraft maintenance.

Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) Code: 4LE83

DUNS Number: 788103179

Paraclete Aviation

Paraclete Aviation is an FAA Part 91 certified company offering an array of turboprop aircraft specializing in Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) capabilities.

The fleet includes:

Military Training & Support

Paraclete is the gold standard in training offering the most experienced instructors in the world which include US National 

A soldier descends under a round military parachuteand World Champion parachutists. This experience combined with the largest free fall simulator (wind tunnel) in the United States and elite aircraft support allows us to be a turnkey operator for our clients.

Our services include:

  • Basic Military Free Fall training in the wind tunnel
  • Basic Military Free Fall training
  • Static line training
  • Canopy Control Courses
  • Jump Master Courses
  • HAHO/HALO Jumps
  • Wind Tunnel Instructor training
  • AFF Instructor training

Paraclete XP SkyVenture Wind Tunnel

Located five minutes from our parachuting drop zone is the most advanced, powerful and realistic free fall simulator in the world. Our wind tunnel supports both civilian sport skydiving and military free-fall training, including elite teams such as the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights, Special Forces, MARSOC, AFSOC Rangers, Navy Leap Frogs, and numerous other military units.

The outside of Paraclete XP SkyVenture


Skydive Paraclete XP – Drop Zone

Skydive Paraclete XP is regarded as one of the premier free fall training centers in the world offering civilian tandem skydiving, military free-fall training and amenities which include:An aerial photo of Skydive Paraclete XP located in Raeford, NC

  • a 500+ square foot climate controlled team room for packing, meetings, and classroom time
  • Large site surveyed grass landing area for MFF and static line missions
  • AMC approved aircraft and pilots
  • USPA group member
  • Static line capable
  • Brand new restroom and shower facilities
  • Professional packers available
  • Onsite full service restaurant
  • Full time staff onsite for assistance in cutaway recovery and aircraft loading
  • Air-conditioned packing area
  • Convenient to Fort Bragg, local hotels, and airports