SSG Ryan Ray sets up to land on the 50 yard line. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel
On Saturday, Gold Team jumped into the Duke football stadium prior to the Duke vs Army football game. Since the game was being televised on ESPN, there was only a small window of time to get the jumpers out of the plane and off the field, so the pressure was on! (more…)
Team Leader SFC JD Berentis answers questions about skydiving and about the Army. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel
The students were extremely receptive to what the Team had to say, and had some great questions for the Team to answer, both about skydiving, and the Army. The presentation included an exciting video, and one of the students getting the opportunity to gear up in the Team’s actual equipment, to see how it feels to get ready for a jump. (more…)
Two former members of the Golden Knights ashes were spread over Raeford Drop Zone. Norris Hargett who was one of the original pilots assigned to the USAPT with the Golden Knights Aviation Section. Hargett served three tours on the team, and his exemplary flying skills helped the Team to win more than 50 titles. One of the most dedicated alumni members, Ronnie J. Smith former Black Team Demonstrator, spent over six years with the team and continued to do school presentations and demonstrations representing the team until the very end.