The crowds at air shows are great, but sometimes it’s nice to get down to basics and train with just the grass below and the blue sky above. Black Team got away from the spotlight today and completed eight jumps at the Golden Knights’ training drop zone in Laurinburg, NC. (more…)
Cleveland is trying hard to take the title away from Chicago as “The Windy City,” and it seems this week that she may actually be succeeding. The winds have been relentless off Lake Erie for the past two days, today being the worst. The needle on the official airport anemometer (fancy word for wind meter) stayed steady at 30mph, with gusts well up over 40mph. (more…)
The students at Lakewood High School in Cleveland were disappointed today when Black Team could not jump into their football stadium because of extremely high winds, but the Team made it up to them by driving over to the school and visiting the students. Five members of the Team took a few hours out of their day to let the students know that despite the weather, the Team was excited to spend some time with them and tell them about the Army. The jumpers were very well-received and the day was a complete success.
Although the jump did not go off today, the jumps over the weekend at the air show did go well as planned, here are a few photos of the jumps this weekend. Thanks to SSG Jon Ewald of Tandem Team for taking the pictures.