Day 2: World Cup-Rain and More Rain

 

Day 2:  2011 World Cup in Formation Skydiving

 

Thunder and lighting awakened the competitors this morning in Saarlouis, Germany.  Many were not surprised as the weather forecast predicted rain for most of the day.  The organizers of the event made use of a break in the clouds and were able to conduct one round of 8 Way and 1 Round of Female 4 Way Formation Skydiving.  Currently, 8 way formation has almost completed 3 rounds.  (more…)

Competition Team arrives in Germany

The Golden Knights 8-way and Women’s 4-way Team are currently in Germany preparing for the World Cup in Formation Skydiving. Saarlouis, a city nestled amongst rolling hills in German farm country, is host to the 2011 World Cup and European Skydiving Championships. (more…)

And We Are Off!

The journey to the 5th Counseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) begins today.

Women's Team exits the GK Otter over Laurninburg, NC (photo by SSG Scott Janise)

The Golden Knights 8-way and 4-way competition teams hit the road today for Rio de Janiero, Brazil, the 26th largest city in the world and home to the 5th CISM World Games.  The Parachuting Championships section of the games will take place in Resende, a smaller city in the state of Rio de Janiero.  The official opening ceremonies are in just three days.

Women's Team trains 4-way over Laurinburg, NC

This past week wrapped up six months of intense training consisting of hours in the wind tunnel and numerous parachute jumps over the GK training drop zone in Laurinburg, NC.  The training is about to pay off as both teams ride that wave straight into the first round of competition.  Check back for frequent updates of the competition and the team’s time in Brazil!

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