A signature act of the Golden Knights’ demonstrations, is the opportunity to regularly open the Air Show by flying in the American Flag to our National Anthem. On Saturday, at the Rockford Airfest, Illinois, SFC Brian Sealing had the opportunity to do just that.
Leaving the aircraft at 12,500 feet, SFC Sealing seems to have a long, relaxing free fall, before opening his parachute about a full minute later. Although this is not far from the truth, he is holding a multitude of responsibilities during his portion of the performance. (more…)
It’s 530 am and the Forida sun may not be up, but the Aviation section of the Golden Knights is. Several preparations must be completed prior to the first jump of the day, ranging from servicing the aircraft to extensive pre-flight inspections. This is often accomplished with a strong flash light and gloves. (more…)
The Golden Knights will soon be adding a new Viking Twin Otter to its aging fleet of existing 1979 de Havilland Twin Otters. Built by Viking Air in Victoria, British Columbia, at their production plant in Calgary, the new Twin Otter will offer upgraded avionics, engines, and aircraft systems. These upgrades will improve pilot operations and increase training readiness due to its efficient maintenance program. (more…)