Exhausted yet? Muscles ache? Feeling overwhelmed with course study materials? Getting used to it is our only option as the administrative week of Golden Knights Assesment and Selection comes to an end. Now the real training starts. Appropriately the 2010 GKAS class has adopted the motto…”Let it Begin”.
The Golden Knights Assesment and Selection Program began just 7 days ago. However, if you ask a “tryout” they would tell you the time spent in the rigorous assessment and Selection program has felt like 7 weeks. From day one the we have begun to form friendly bonds and exceptional teamwork. As candidates we spent “zero week” completeing in processing paperwork, arranging our barracks, receiving our equipment issue, aircraft safety briefings, various classes and some one on one instruction in the vertical wind tunnel.
With the administration and basic instruction courses out of the way, it was time to get to the meat of the program. Although the weather was threatening to end our planned jump day, we managed to end the week with a total of 90 accident free precision freefall jumps. Week “zero” has been demanding on all of us. However, we all look forward to the challenges that the Cadre have promised us for Week “One”.