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This question is something that's been nagging at me for a while especially since I can't find an answer anywhere. I've seen our infantrymen rappel out of helicopters, I've seen them helo-cast, and I've observed some Patricia's fast-roping from a tower in Washington (on video), but how often is fast-roping practiced and technically are our troops formally trained to do it up here in Canada? This is of course with regards to Infantry/Combat Arms and not JTF2 which we all know uses this skill of course. Is the reason why we don't see this technique used much up here because of the particular transport helicopters perhaps? With the ever increasingly complex and difficult terrain and environments our troops will find themselves working in for the next while I think fast-roping is an effecient way for them to deploy quickly in areas which may be difficult for a chopper to land or denied to land vehicles.