Chicago Air and Water Fest 2012


The Chicago Air and Water Fest is, by far, the largest single audience that the Golden Knights perform for each year.  This year, a record 2 million spectators crowded the beaches and city streets of Chicago, in hopes to get a glance of their favorite airshow performers. Black Team was honored to perform five parachute demonstrations this weekend for the city of Chicago.

One of the more unique things about this airshow is that we were able to provide four tandem parachute jumps to four lucky people during the performances.  So, not only did they get the experience of a lifetime, but they also got to experience what it is like as a Golden Knight, performing parachute demonstrations in front of over two million fans!  Pictured below is Derrick Young, a reporter/anchor for CBS 2 Chicago, just before his jump.

This weekend also gave Black team a chance to interact and perform with the United States Navy Parachute Team, The Leapfrogs.  As both the Golden Knights and the Leapfrogs perform parachute demonstrations across the country, we sometimes find ourselves crossing paths at nearly a half dozen air shows per year.  We enjoyed our time with, and would like to thank the Leapfrogs! Also, as expected, we thank City of Chicago for having us back time and time again.  We are looking forward to the Chicago Air and Water Fest 2013!

 

To View the tandem of Mr Mark Day, check out our Youtube channel:

http://youtu.be/YNXonN2PDyY

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