Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Black Team Performance

Story and photos by SGT Rachel Medley and SGT Dan Cook

Everybody knows that Rome was NOT built in a day, and that in order to do anything right, it takes time and preparation. Putting on a freefall demonstration is no momentary or spontaneous feat…and the great deal of preparation that takes place in the days leading up to it are rarely seen by anyone outside the Team.

One of the advance man's duties is to schedule the fuel truck to deliver fuel to the GK aircraft throughout the show. Here, SGT Sean Holland preps the C-31 to receive fuel in Corpus Christi, TX this past weekend (photo by SGT Rachel Medley)

When a person watches the Golden Knights perform an aerial demonstration, the immediate visual experience is thrilling! It starts from two and a half miles above the earth with the smoke, the bomb-burst and the flags flying on the parachutes followed by each Team member landing inside of a 12-inch circle one after the other in quick succession. It’s breathtaking! But if each spectator could see into the inner workings of every performance (more…)

Golden Knights Medal in More Than Just Skydiving

GK Triathlon TeamGolden Knights are Soldiers first, continuously training to excel in the air…and also on the ground. Team members strive for excellence in all aspects of being a good Soldier, and compete and train not only in skydiving, but in other sports as well. (more…)

International Council of Air Shows

LAS VEGAS – Army Golden Knights infiltrated Las Vegas, NV on Saturday to begin preparations for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS). This annual meeting brings together and eclectic mix of Air Show Organizers, Sponsors, Performers and Exhibitors. The purpose? To prepare for the 2011 Air Show Season through direct coordination. The end result is a full schedule of events across America!

Golden Knights ICAS Booth
Golden Knights ICAS Booth

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