Gold Team Stays Local for the Day

  

Team Leader SFC JD Berentis answers questions about skydiving and about the Army. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel

Team Leader SFC JD Berentis answers questions about skydiving and about the Army. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel

The students were extremely receptive to what the Team had to say, and had some great questions for the Team to answer, both about skydiving, and the Army. The presentation included an exciting video, and one of the students getting the opportunity to gear up in the Team’s actual equipment, to see how it feels to get ready for a jump. (more…)

Gold Team Wows the Crowds at the Wings Over Whiteman Airshow

Gold Team gathers for a pre-jump hoorah. Photo by SSG Joe Abeln

Gold Team gathers for a pre-jump hoorah. Photo by SSG Joe Abeln

The weekend was off to a great start at Whiteman AFB this weekend, with beautiful weather and large crowds, who were out enjoying the sunshine and impressive static displays, which included the B-2 Stealth Bomber.Two members from Tandem Team joined Gold Team for the weekend, and were able to take Katie Horner, the Chief Meteorologist from KCTV Channel 5 News of Kansas City, on a tandem Saturday morning, and were also able to supplement Gold Team on the remaining jumps this weekend. (more…)

Demonstrators Compete at USPA Nationals 2010

A shot from the video of one of the Team's competition jumps. Using this Camscore system, each team can watch the videos of their jumps as they're being scored. Photo by Chad Wilcox

A shot from the video of one of the Team's competition jumps. Using this Camscore system, each team can watch the videos of their jumps as they're being scored. Photo by Chad Wilcox

It is a testament to how the Team has grown in ability and training in the last decade, that two members of the Gold Demonstration Team were able to attend and compete at USPA Nationals this year at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, IL. SSG Reese Pendleton and SGT Jen Schaben were able to go in between two demonstration weekends and represent the Golden Knights (more…)

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