The second annual Tallahassee Regional Airport Fun Fest is a small but growing event put on to bring the citizens of Florida’s state capitol together for a day of fun in the sun. The first Fun Fest held at the airport was originally held as a local barbeque contest with a crowd of only a couple thousand and a handful of static aircraft displays. This year the director wanted to expand on the idea and bring in a couple of flying acts to the event and the Gold Demonstration Team was fortunate enough to be invited.
The team was accompanied by Larry King aerobatics and together both put on a show that drew more than 10,000 people to the small airport. The Gold Team was also joined with two members of the 82nd Free Fall Team, SSG Matt Acord and SSG Charles Peteet were asked to fly with the Knights in an effort to open doors between parachuting demonstration teams. Between each performance the team went to the local Army recruiting booth to receive help packing parachutes and sign autographs. The people of Tallahassee were more than happy to open their doors to the Golden Knights and even extended an invitation to join them in future events.