8way Team arrives at Skydive Chicago in Search of Gold


8Way Team gathers after a practice jump at Skydive Chicago

8Way Team gathers after a practice jump at Skydive Chicago

The Golden Knights 8way competition team arrived yesterday at Skydive Chicago- site of the 2010 US National Skydiving Competition. The cool midwest air and abundance of green grass was a welcome change of pace compared to the recent hot/dry climate in North Carolina.  Wasting no time, the eager 8way Team headed to the dropzone early this morning to begin a day of training jumps from 12,500ft.

After two productive 8way jumps, the Team was forced to take a break due to some low level clouds settling over Skydive Chicago.  We are currently using the downtime to register for the four different formation skydiving events that will be taking place this coming week- 4way, 8way, 10way, and 16way.  The clouds are expected to move out this afternoon, and the Knights will press on with more 8way and 4way training jumps.  The competition will begin on Saturday with the 4way event, followed by 8way.  If you’re in the Chicago area, stop by and say hello as we prepare for some intense competition this coming week!

The 8Way Freefall Formation Team exits the UV-18 Twin Otter for a practice jump

The 8Way Freefall Formation Team exits the UV-18 Twin Otter for a practice jump

For more information on the 2010 US National Skydiving competition, please visit:www.skydivechicago.com

  • pat thomas

    Good luck to you all sorry cannot make it out there until Sunday, bring home the Gold to Raeford and Ft Bragg. All my love and best wishes Pat xxx

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