Golden Knights Go Back to Their Roots at Raeford, NC

SSG Drew Starr, SSG Justin Blewitt, SSG Laura Dickmeyer, and SGT Jen Schaben demonstrate proper door position for a 4-way exit (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

Forty years ago, the sport of skydiving was a somewhat obscure pastime marked with the stereotype of long haired hippies and crazy people. Because it was such a new sport, regulations were spotty and inconsistent at best. The equipment was still in its early stages of development and there was very little standardization in the industry. In 1967 the United States parachute Association (USPA) was established, and as the years went by and regulations and equipment got better and safer. (more…)

Golden Knights Competition Team Training Camp at Skydive Arizona

Photo by SSG Scott Janise

Training is well underway for the 2011 competition season.  This month, both the Golden Knights 8-Way Team and Women’s 4-Way Team traveled to Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona.  The purpose?  The first training camp of 2011. (more…)

Swoop Champion SFC Greg Windmiller

SFC Windmiller at South Africa CompetitionWhen asked as a child, what do you want to be when you grow up? I, unlike other children, had no reservations, no doubt in my mind and no hesitation in answering the question as to what I wanted to do with my life. I longed to be one of my favorite childhood toys. It wasn’t Stretch Armstrong, The Lone Ranger and not even Evel Knievel. (more…)

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