The American public sees the high flying, black and gold of the US Army Parachute Team during each of our performances. Whether it is displayed at an air show, football game, military event, or special appearance, we strive to bring a positive light to America’s armed forces.
The Golden Knights have many different performances, from different altitudes, with different parachutes, and in many different wind conditions. If we were to rely on our scheduled performance jumps alone, each Team member would struggle to stay current with each of these different maneuvers. This is where our highly valued, “Down-Time” between performances, comes into play.
In the skydiving community flying head down is quite a common position for various formations, but today it was something quite different for members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team. Golden Knights and it caused quite a splash! Instead of falling out of the sky from 13,000 feet, the teams were falling into a royal blue pool of cool water for annual water training. (more…)
Throughout our armed services, there has always been a friendly competition. However, every Soldier knows that when the time comes, we all rely on each other for support. Soldiers on the ground need air support. Downed pilots need a recovery team. The list goes on. This weekend, Black Team had the opportunity to demonstrate inter-service cohesion, as they worked hand-in-hand with the Navy Parachute Team, the “Leap Frogs.”