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…)
On Thursday, July 14th, 15 Golden Knights arrived in Indiana for the Gary Air Show. With three aircraft crew members and two ground safety personnel, the Gary Air Show was privileged to have 10 demonstration parachutists for each of the five scheduled performances. While this may seem like just another number to most, it actually opens up several possibilities for our traveling demonstration teams. Scheduled to be a Black Team show, our flexibility grew when 3 Gold Team Demonstrators, as well as another from our Headquarters element, opted to join the mission.