Proven Military Training Partner

Paraclete Aviation, LLC is a Veteran Owned Small Business that provides the highest level of Military Free Fall training. We understand the needs and requirements of our military clients. We also understand the need for precision, professionalism, and privacy. We are experienced in a wide range of military operations from static line to free-fall and have access to turbine powered side door and tailgate aircraft.

Our primary mission is to support parachuting and military Para drop activities both on and off military bases in the contiguous United States. Located in Raeford, NC, we are ideally situated 30 minutes Southwest of Fort Bragg.


Paraclete Aviation has demonstrated excellence in the following areas and more:

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


Paraclete Aviation has six large aircraft capable of carrying up to 25 jumpers per load. We have our own maintenance facilities and full-time maintenance staff to ensure that our aircraft are kept at the highest standard. Skydive Paraclete’s fleet includes: 2 Cessna Caravans (capacity 18); 1 Twin Otter (capacity 22); 1 PAC 750 (capacity 16) and 2 Casa 212’s (capacity 25).

Onsite Facilities & Amenities

Paraclete Aviation offers a separate dropzone solely dedicated to military clients to help you accomplish the mission.

Paraclete XP SkyVenture, LLC, located 5 minutes from the dropzone, is the most advanced, powerful and realistic freefall simulator in the world. It is used for both civilian sport skydiving and military freefall training, including the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights, Special Forces, MARSOC, AFSOC Rangers, Navy Leap Frogs, and numerous other military units.

Additional amenities:

  • 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
  • Covered outdoor packing area
  • Convenient to Fort Bragg, local hotels, and airports

Key Leadership

All Paraclete companies share a common management team. Our team is comprised of managers experienced in a wide spectrum of industry areas.

Tim D’AnnunzioOwner

  • Founder and Owner of Paraclete Armor and Equipment and XPX Armor
  • Founder and Owner of Paraclete XP SkyVenture and Paraclete Aviation
  • 7,777 Jumps
  • Former U.S. Army Parachute Team (Golden Knights) Member
  • 10 x U.S. Nationals Skydiving Medalist
  • Military Freefall Instructor and Jumpmaster
  • Military Static Line Jumpmaster
  • USPA AFF and Static Line Instructor and Jumpmaster

John D’AnnunzioGeneral Manager

  • 14 years in Senior Management
  • Paraclete XP SkyVenture
  • Paraclete Armor and Equipment
  • 7,000 Skydives
  • 4 x U.S. National Champion
  • 9 x U.S. National Medalist
  • USPA AFF Instructor
  • International Body Flight Instructor

Kirk VernerDirector of Training

  • 33 years in Parachuting
  • 25,000 Skydives
  • 4 x World Champion
  • 29 x U.S. National Champion
  • International Body Flight Instructor
  • USPA Tandem Master
  • USPA AFF Jumpmaster
  • USPA Certified Coach

Kris WardBusiness Manager

  • 24 years Management Experience
  • B.S. in Sustainable Management
  • 3,400 Jumps
  • 2 x International Medalist
  • Military Instructor
  • Military Static Line Jumpmaster
  • USPA AFF and Static Line Instructor
  • Certified CrossFit Level II Trainer
  • Former U.S. Army Parachute Team (Golden Knights) Member

Proven Track Record

Paraclete Aviation has a proven record of excellence with our contracts. To request a sample of our military contracts, please contact

Basic Company Information

Paraclete Aviation, LLC

925 Doc Brown Road,

Raeford, NC 28376-8081

Phone: 910-904-0027

Fax: 910-904-0557

Primary POC: John D’Annunzio


Phone: 910-578-6533

Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) Code: 4LE83

DUNS Number: 788103179