Originally posted by Dreamboat:
What's an LEG?
Only plane I ever jumped out of was an old T28 that couldn't fly anymore...onto a trampoline.
*A "LEG" to Airborne Troopers is anyone who doesn't jump.
From an Airborne saying:
"What's the difference between Paratroopers and "Legs"?
"We got Wings
, they got legs
**Usually used playfully but often derisively by we Airborne Troopers to differentiate us "Sky Soldiers" from those who walk into battle.
***my Sig refers to civilains who "Skydive" for recreation, people who often compare what they do for fun to what we Sky Soldiers routinely do on training or combat:
exit an aircraft going 170mph at night
from 1,000 feet.
****Any person in military jump school who has not yet earned their Wings