The heat of summer is bearing down on Ft. Bragg and southern North Carolina. Triple digit heat indices have been an everyday occurrence since the middle of July, with no sign of letting up. The Golden Knights Tandem Team is cooling off in the colder air 2 ½ miles above the sweltering ground. On Tuesday, an American Hero and Country music star visited the Team. Keni Thomas, a former Airborne Ranger turned Country Music star wanted a little cool down of his own. Keni, along with his father John, and two music exec’s from Warner Music Nashville, found the Tandem Team training at the GK drop zone in Laruinburg, NC. (more…)
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If you have been following the GK-8 over the past week, you know they have been competing against the top 8-Way Formation Skydiving teams from around the world. Yesterday, that exciting competition ended with the GK-8 taking home Gold at the 2011 Parachuting World Cup, Saarlouis, Germany. (more…)
What does it take to be on a world record skydive? Two members of the Golden Knights Tandem Team are training to be on the 2012 Vertical Formation World Record jump. The jump will take place in July of 2012, which is now less than a year away. To be on the jump, all interested jumpers must take part in a series of tryout and skills camps.