Training is well underway for the 2011 competition season. This month, both the Golden Knights 8-Way Team and Women’s 4-Way Team traveled to Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona. The purpose? The first training camp of 2011. (more…)
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Story and photos by SGT Rachel Medley and SGT Dan Cook
Everybody knows that Rome was NOT built in a day, and that in order to do anything right, it takes time and preparation. Putting on a freefall demonstration is no momentary or spontaneous feat…and the great deal of preparation that takes place in the days leading up to it are rarely seen by anyone outside the Team.
When a person watches the Golden Knights perform an aerial demonstration, the immediate visual experience is thrilling! It starts from two and a half miles above the earth with the smoke, the bomb-burst and the flags flying on the parachutes followed by each Team member landing inside of a 12-inch circle one after the other in quick succession. It’s breathtaking! But if each spectator could see into the inner workings of every performance (more…)
The Tandem Team was back in action Thursday. During the last several weeks the eastern part of the country has been battered with cool temperatures, high winds, low clouds and rain. The weather is finally turning around and Thursday brought a refreshing burst of warm air and blue skies. (more…)