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Paraclete XP Outdoor Skydiving Championship

gkf42After a strong third place finish at the XP Paraclete Indoor Skydiving Championships, the Golden Knights Female 4-way Team is geared up and ready to blow away the competition at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Skydiving Championships. The team arrived in Deland, Florida on Tuesday, with a few practice days planned in preparation for the Competition. GKF4 met up with their coach, Sully Williams, to game plan for the upcoming meet. After 15 solid jumps, hours of debrief, and a lot of time dirt diving, the team is excited and confident about the days to come.
The usually sunny Florida weather has unfortunately not showed up yet. The first day of the competition was cancelled due to low clouds and rain. The moral of the team remains high leading into the weekend, with hopes of ten fast rounds and high scores.

TEAM SIX Flies Through WEEKS 2015-03(02-06)(09-13)

IMG_6386Maintenance, it never ends, is one of life’s perpetual tasks. We maintain our person, our equipment, and here at Team Six, our Aircraft. These past two weeks we salute our Maintenance Personnel, who work tirelessly (no pun intended… we definitely need tires) to ensure peak levels of performance at all times. This past week, Aircraft # 262, our eldest Twin Otter, went under the ratchet set for her Equivalent Maintenance Maximum Availability Inspection, also known as an EMMA. For you non-Aviation readers, consider this inspection similar to your standard vehicle tune-up and detail. Now, after two months of vigorous performance in the salt-permeated air of Southern Florida, and safely making the trip back home to Pope AAF, “Mr. President,” as many of us dub Aircraft # 262 (named after Former President George W. Bush, Sr.) runs as smooth as ever! Next week our remaining aircraft will return home to Pope and our Maintenance experts will go to task again as always, ensuring safe and efficient vertical transport for our jumpers and pilots. So for these past two weeks, many long-forgotten weeks, and many more weeks to come, to our Maintenance Support Team, we salute you.

 

 

 

SFC Davidson Mentored the Buccaneers onTeamwork

mattspeach2On the evening of Tuesday, March 17, SFC Matt Davidson of the 8-Way Formation Skydiving Team was invited by the Jack Britt High School Baseball Team to throw the honorary First Pitch to open their game. This marked the fifth year the Buccaneers have held their Annual Military Appreciation Night.

Prior to the game, SFC Davidson was invited to talk to the Buccaneers about the importance of teamwork, of being a part of something larger than the individual and working together toward a common objective. Drawing from his 20 plus years of experience, the three time World Champion shared insight as to what it takes to become a highly successful team.

Led by Coach Christopher Dague, the Buccaneers took to the field in large fashion, demonstrating a high level of precision, discipline and teamwork. They won the game by a wide margin, besting the E.E. Smith Golden Bulls by a score of 15 – 2.

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