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…)
Golden Knight Demonstrators united at our Headquarters in Ft. Bragg, NC to prepare for the first trip of the 2012 show season. After final inventories were completed, the bus was loaded and we headed to Pope field. Every jumpsuit, rig, brochure and piece of support equipment was loaded into our C-31 Troopship and strapped down. The assistant team leader called the advance representative to let him know we would be there in two hours. The twin-turbo prop jump aircraft roared to life and we were on the move. As we went wheels up, Black Team was en route to the first show of the 2012 demonstration season, New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest, Florida. (more…)