The Black Demonstration Team opened the 24 hour Shootout for Soldiers
Lacrosse Tournament in Owens Mills, Maryland this week. There were close to 80
high school teams that participated in the tournament over the 24 hour
We performed a mass formation above McDonogh School after the narrator for the demonstration,
SPC Luke Olk flew in our Nations Colors in front of 250 athletes to kick off the
event. Our mass formation involves each jumper rapidly exiting our C31
Friendship aircraft, while using our hands, arms and legs as flight controls
to link together as quickly as possible to create this breathtaking
The Shootout for Soldiers event was originally started as a
senior project for a Boys Latin class. Three years later the event has grown into a
major event in Maryland and raises money for wounded warriors.
What an honor to open up the Shootout for Soldiers event and being able to represent our
brothers and sisters who continue the fight for our freedom. Black team
continues to train in preparation for our next air show in Utah!
SSG Shelby Bixler
Photos by SSG Reese Pendleton