Blue Skies JT

 

The Golden Knights proudly and humbly memorialize Jonathan Tagle with the letters JT flown in free fall above Laurinburg NC. Home of the Golden Knights. The initials he was famously known for. He was more than just a skydiver. JT was an inspiration to all of those that put on a parachute. He was a professional canopy pilot, a pioneer and an ambassador for a country in a discipline that has no margin of error. One which is not for the feint of heart. Flying parachutes at speeds nearing 90 miles per hour inches from objects and from the ground. His smile was infectious and his attitude was glorious. In an individual sport he was one of my biggest adversaries. With his small stature, but his larger than life personality which was only matched by his incredible talent. I have been teammates with him several times as we represented the United States in international competition. He pushed me to want to be a better pilot. His mere presence made everyone perform to the best of their abilities, because if they didn’t he was unbeatable. He was, several times over a National Champion and a World Champion. We were competitors together we were competitors against one another, we were team mates but most of all we were friends. With a heavy heart and my deepest condolences to his family, his friends and fellow teammates on the Performance Designs Factory Team, I say good bye to a true friend.

Blue Skies JT

(written with deepest simpathy and warmest regards by Greg Windmiller)

 

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a MillionaireDid you catch the question on the ABC’s hit show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”?

Do you know the answer to the question?

 

 

The U.S. Army special team known as the “Golden Knights” is often booked for special events to demonstrate what?
A. Plane Aerobatics
B. Air Racing
C. Helicopter Landings
D. Parachuting

 

 

 

For New Guys

Sergeant Earl Scott who works with the Pentagon Channel to produce episodes for their new show “For New Guys” was quite amazed to see what it takes to be a Golden Knight. The new program concentrates on Soldiers going through intense training to be selected into the Army’s most elite units. (more…)

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