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Aviation medicine considerations in parachuting operations

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Author note This is a letter to the editor in response to a recent article describing the medical cover provided to military parachuting operations based on a review of injuries sustained. This letter aims to highlight the additional aviation medicine considerations in parachuting operations carried out at higher altitudes.

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