The Gold Demonstration Team finished off last weekend at Scott AFB with their final two demonstration jumps going off beautifully, and are back at Whiteman AFB, MO this weekend. So far, the weather has even cooperated to give them full altitude for their night jump on Friday night. During this jump, the Team was able to introduce several people to the job that they hold by allowing them to ride in the aircraft during the actual (more…)
In addition to the impressive freefall and canopy flying demonstrations that the Golden Knights do for the American Public, we also do parachute packing demonstrations. This is a great way for the Team to interact with the public, to meet the great people who watch our shows all over the country, and to get a chance to tell each of the individual team member’s Army story. Here is a parachute packing demonstration pictorial for one of those events.
At each event several people always ask, “So, do you actually jump them with these pack jobs?” and the answer is “Absolutely!”
Gold Team is spending the weekend at Scott AFB, IL, where the outlook for the weather looked about the same as it has been for the last few weekends for both demonstration teams. Gold Team fought the low clouds, however, by pushing the show back a couple hours, we were able to get the show off with minimum altitudes. The Team was particularly glad to be able to perform on Saturday in respect for those who lost their lives nine years ago. Given the fact that the anniversary of September 11th was foremost in everyone’s minds, this airshow seemed especially patriotic. The Team joined the Army Recruiters to get the crowd involved in packing parachutes, and to talk to America’s youth. (more…)