The School was raised in 1964 and initially named as Parachute Training Wing. It was redesignated as Parachute Training School (Special Services Group) on 22 March 1981. In March 1964 the first static line jump was conducted. The first free fall jump (High Altitude Low Opening) was conducted in October 1983 and the first High Altitude Opening jump was conducted in December 1983. Since its inception the school has so far conducted over 2,60,000 static line and 30,000 free fall jumps. The school has the singular honour to conduct static and free fall jumps on Deosai Plains, the highest plains in the world. Parachute Training School takes care of all parachute training. It runs various courses, which deal with parachute operations.
The school is located at Jamrud Road Peshawar. Weather of Peshawar is hot between May to August, however during the rest of the year the weather is moderate, with extremely pleasant evenings.
Peshawar being the provincial capital is accessible by all three modes of transportation which include road, rail and air. It is three and a half hours drive from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
To organise basic and advance airborne training for all ranks of Special Services Group, with a view to providing nucleus staff to the commando units for further training in operational employment. Towards this end, following objectives have been laid:
The faculty staff comprises of extremely qualified, dedicated and motivated instructors. They possess rich experience and have conducted numerous courses. The instructor staff ensures safety and security of the trainees.
The school has a training block that includes classrooms. The school has a vast training area, which is equipped with all the necessary equipment required for imparting parachute training, starting from the basic training to advanced training. There are sheds for packing and storage of Parachute equipment. The school has its own mess with adjacent Bachelor Officers Quarters for housing the trainee officers. Soldiers are accommodated in barracks.
This school has been imparting training to different personnel and institutions since 1964. So far this school has trained 24388 persons. Over the years the school has matured into a very well recognized, well reputed Parachute Training Institution in the world. The standard of the school are no less than any other institution of the world, and also has one of the best safety records in the world today.