The Black Demonstration Team led by SFC Kevin Presgraves made their third air show appearance of the season at the 11th Annual Jones Beach Airshow in New York. It was an honor to be back in the skies again performing alongside so many prestigious acts including the US Navy Blue Angels and legendary aviation pilot Sean D. Tucker of Team Oracle.
The team was welcomed back to the air show circuit at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to kick off the weekends festivities. SFC Kevin Presgraves presented a team lithograph to air show sponsor Bethpage Federal Credit Union and thanked all of the air show sponsors for inviting us back to Jones Beach, NY.
SGT Travis Downing and SGT David Flynn were the narrators for our performances on Saturday and Sunday. They both had the honor of flying in our Nation’s Colors prior to our performances. During each of our narrators canopy decent into the 200 by 200 foot landing area, Mr. Sean D. Tucker and his aerobatic dream machine circled each of them with the Team Oracle plane.
What an honor it was to represent all Soldiers past and present in front of a record setting crowd of close to 500,000. After each of our performances this weekend we walked out of our 200 by 200 foot drop zone carrying our parachutes into a crowd of thousands of spectators. We received plenty of high fives and were thanked over and over again for our service to this wonderful Country as well as the spectacular performances. The strength of our Soldiers comes from the support we receive all across the Nation. Thank you Jones Beach!
Black team is preparing for another local performance into the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs Minor League Baseball game this weekend and then will make their 4th air show appearance in Rockford, Illinois. SSG Bixler Photos by SSG Pendleton