This weekend took Black Team to Janesville, Wisconsin for the Southern Wisconsin AirFest 2012. Janesville consistently hosts its AirFEST and keeps the Golden Knights in their regular attendance. While it may appear to be your traditional airshow, hosting a healthy line-up of impressive military and civilan acts, this airshow has a unique twist that always leaves Black Team eager to return.
Black Team had the unique opportunity to visit the home of America’s Strategic Stealth Bomber, the B-2. The Wings Over Whiteman Air Show invited the Golden Knights to attend, once again. Black Team was pleased to, as the headlining act. Performing the night performance on Friday seemed appropriate near an Air Force base, where it’s common to see “unusual aircraft” by the American Public.
Friday night, Black Team exited from 12,500 feet with nine jumpers wearing our brightly lit pyrotechnic sticks, to enable spectators to see the jumpers from several miles away. After landing safely, we had presentations for both of the General Officers, commanding the 509th Bomber Wing and the 442nd Fighter Wing. (more…)
How does a Nation properly thank the heroes who have fought through our history to secure our American way of life? Many have learned about the welcome home, that Vietnam Veterans experienced following their sacrifices during the war, with horror and appall. Often, we hear of the thankless and destructive remarks that awaited them when they arrived on American soil. Vietnam Veterans never received the proper homecoming that today’s Soldiers experience on a regular basis. The USO of North Carolina was on a mission to pay tribute to thousands who fought and returned from this guerrilla scene with the late “Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration.”
Not only was Black Team proud to attend, it was a tremendous honor. (more…)