Army Sergeant Emile Cilliers has been found guilty of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute.
Victoria Cilliers, a highly-experienced parachuting instructor, suffered near-fatal injuries when both her main and reserve parachutes failed when she took part in a jump at the Army Parachute Association at Netheravon, Wiltshire, on Easter Sunday in 2015.
38-year-old Cilliers was also found guilty of of trying to kill his wife by sabotaging a gas valve at their home.
Appearing at Winchester Crown Court, Emile Cilliers had denied two counts of attempted murder.
The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, told the jury: "The burden now falls on me on what to do as far as this defendant is concerned, that too is a heavy burden."
"It's an important part of any sentencing exercise where there is a victim or intended victim as there plainly is in this case, that the court gives the victim an opportunity to make a statement and despite all the ups and downs that is what I am going to afford Mrs Cilliers if she wishes to take it."