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Picture Of The Day

SSG Jared Zell skims the swoop pond at Skydive Chicago during the last jump of the day today (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

 

Tandem Team in Chicago for the Week

SSG Joe Abeln takes a passenger for a ride out the door of the Golden Knights' Twin Otter aircraft (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

The Golden Knights Tandem Team set up shop in Ottawa, IL this week at Skydive Chicago. The Team will conduct anywhere from 15 to 25 tandems per day at what is arguably the nicest skydiving facility in the country. The view is spectacular! The drop zone is located next to a winding river and surrounded by endless corn and soybean fields. (more…)

Golden Knights Compete in the Local CaSL Meet

The Golden Knights Female 4-Way Team, or GKF4, and the Golden Knights Black 4-Way Team competed in the AAA class this past weekend at the second 2011 Carolina Skydiving League (CaSL) competition at Triangle Skydiving Center.  The meet was hosted by the dropzone and organized by league directors Jan Lane and Andy Honigbaum.  There were only six teams in attendance but the competition was fierce between these two Golden Knight Teams.  There was also a friendly wager between the two teams, the stakes, one lunch for the winner.

The actual meet consisted of six rounds.  GKF4 and GK Black were within one or two points of each other all the way to the finish.  Going in to Round 6, GK Black was down by two.  After the dust settled, GK Black ended up winning Gold by one point with a 16.6 average.  Though the competition was a close one, fun was had by both teams.  And GKF4 owes GK Black one lunch.

 The Golden Knights also gave back to the sport by coaching some of the other teams at the meet.  They helped with engineering the dives and talking about how to exit the different formations.  The next CaSL meet is scheduled for 10 September at Raeford Parachuting Center in Raeford, NC.  The Golden Knights will be there to compete once again, as well as, offer coaching to any competitors who want!  Blue Skies!

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