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2015 Event Information
||Participate in a period Fallschirmjäger Ground
School training at the airfield and in the 'Cottbus Hanger',
including the infamous Rolls, and Tarp Diving. Just like last
year we will have the jump tower, along the Ju-52, and the Swing
Landing Trainer Harness to the left. Click
here for more on the Jump Training.
- Flugplatztanz (Hanger Dance):
The museum hosts a 1940’s
Hangar Dance on Saturday night. This presents a great opportunity
to bring your wives/girlfriends; they can sunbathe at VA Beach
during the day while you enjoy your WW2 hobby, and you can
dance to the 1940’s swing band in the evening! Any dress
uniform impression is fine for this. If wives/girlfriends
are coming with you, you’ll want to do a google search
for nearby hotels.
- 8 Mahlzeiten in einer FJ-Kompaniekasino
(6 Field Meals in the FJ-LK Mess Hall):
Join the FJ-Lehrkompanie in the
period FJ-Kompaniekasino (FJ Company Mess Hall and Bar) for
the authentic event meals Friday and Saturday.
Just like in the Fallschirmjäger, you’ll
get a hot Frühstück (Breakfast) and special
Abendessen (Dinner) from a period FJ-Kompaniekantine
(Mess Hall) to include Milch, Tee and Kaffee.
A field Mittagsessen (Lunch) in the form of an Eiserne
Ration will be provided at breakfast.
You’ll definitely need your Kochgeschirr (Mess
Kit) and Eßbesteck (Utensils) for breakfast
and lunch.. . . If you bring your Maggi and Ahoj-Brause,
you’re a real Alte Hase! We will have many
special touches to these two dinners, and you are encouraged
to bring your period formal dishes and silverwear.
As is customary at the FJ-LK events, the food will
be of the highest quality, there will be plenty.
Cost is $25 per person, to be included with your pre-registration
forms and received by 01 May 2015. On-site vendor food is
very expensive, and there aren't any restaurants close to
- FJ-Kaserne mit WC
(Barracks, Indoor Bathroom and Showers):
No need to bring tents, tarps, etc. Please
bring a fold-up “Army style” cot, and cover it
with a set of original, post-war, or reproduction German military
bed linens (blue & white checkered blanket covers and
pillow cases). The sleeping area will be along one side of
the hangar, and visible to visitors, so we’d like to
maintain a uniform appearance.
Fresh water is available on site, but be sure to bring your
period water cans. Coolers are ok, so long as you can hide
them out of site. Some people have coolers that are disguised
as ammo crates - those are perfectly acceptable. Portable
toilets will be nearby for restroom facilities.
||FJ-LK Immersion Day - : Friday will be our 'Fallschirmjäger-Lehrkompanie
Immersion day' – and we have even more special activities
planned than the past 3 years!
Airshow Display: During the public visitation hours on Saturday
and Sunday, we will rotate shifts for manning the display
area inside the German hangar (shifts assigned by squads.
This will ensure there’s always a squad available to
engage the public, a squad available to handle interactive
activities (i.e., jump tarp), and ‘free time’
where you can visit the museum & other reenactor displays.
The thing that set our Crete display apart from most all
of the other displays last year was that we actually performed
'activities' for the public to observe -- the jump tower is
a crowd pleaser, and we do that twice per day during the non-flying
hours. If you don’t have proper “Crete Kit”,
or want to display separately, that’s fine too; in that
case, you’ll need to register your group separately
with the event staff.
- Kameradschaft in der FJ-Bierstube
(Comradeship at the FJ-Bierstube):
The Biergarten der Fallschirmjäger will be
open evenings, bring your favorite German beverages!
Enjoy all the popular period, Fallschirmjäger
and Landserlieder. Liederbucher (Song Books)
will be available for all.