UFO’s over Homestead, Florida?

Early morning Two-Stack

UFO’s over Homestead, Florida? No, its the US Army Parachute Team! Each year during winter training, the Golden Knights conduct one round of night jump operations to maintain¬†currency and proficiency. Each demonstration team will make three to five jumps, beginning with a stack out at 4000 feet, then a canopy relative work pass,then working their way up to a mass formation at 13,500 feet. (more…)

This is How it’s Done, Ladies and Gentlemen!

SGT Brandie Phillips pounds the dead center of the target on the last jump of the day.

SGT Brandie Phillips of the Black Demonstration Team lands perfectly on the dead center after having exited the aircraft more than two miles above the earth. Brandie is one of the top accuracy shooters on Black Team, and was fourth overall best target score for the entire 2010 show season. SGT Phillips is originally from Fort Calhoun, NE and joined the Army in 2005 as an X-Ray Technician. She has more than 1500 freefall parachute jumps and is starting her third year on the Golden Knights.

End of the Day Snapshot Over Homestead

SSG Howie Sanborn (right) flies a side-by-side formation over the training drop zone in Homestead, FL. SGT Matthew Navarro, of Lacanto, FL, flies the Florida state flag (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

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