HEAD DOWN SPLASH!!!

Head Down
 
 
 
 

 

In the skydiving community flying head down is quite a common position for various formations, but today it was something quite different for members of the U. S. Army Parachute Team. Golden Knights and it caused quite a splash! Instead of falling out of the sky from 13,000 feet, the teams were falling into a royal blue pool of cool water for annual water training. (more…)

Headquarters Hit the Beach

The landing area at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NCThe Golden Knights perform at over 50 different locations throughout the United States and internationally every year. On most weekends both the Black and Gold Demonstration Teams are located in seperate locations. The Team receives many many requests to perform at many different events almost on a daily basis. But do to the fact that the Team schedule is created a year out, it is very hard to commit to many of these requests. But on occasion, the Headquarters section, mostly comprised of former Black and Gold demonstration team members, will jump into action. (more…)

Schedule Updates

Statue of Liberty JumpThe US Army Parachute Team performs more than 50 shows throughout the United States and around the world every year.  The scheduling process typically begins one year prior to an actual show. For prime consideration, event sponsors submit requests through the Department of the Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs at the Pentagon not later than 1 September of the year prior to their event.  In November, the Army Parachute Team Operations office gets together with representatives from the US Army Accessions Command and US Army Recruiting Command to discuss which events would best support the US Army recruiting mission. The show schedule is released in December at the International Council of Airshows convention.  It is not too late however, to request a show after the official schedule is released.  Occasionally there are open dates in our schedule that can be filled throughout the year.  The Golden Knights will accept late requests for these dates. Sporting events such as NCAA, NFL, MLB events and NASCAR are prime examples of events that miss the official scheduling process (due to their own scheduling seasons) but can still be supported. Whether an event is requested during the scheduling season, or is a late request, the approval process takes some time and must go through the same procedures.

Some of our newest additions to the Schedule:

Dolphins Football Game  (NFL)                   Black Team   12 Sept   Miami, FL

5th SFG(A) 50th Reunion                              Gold Team    24-Sept   Ft. Campbell, KY

Jaguars Football Game(NFL)                        Black Team   9-Nov    Jacksonville, FL

Marshall Football Game(NCAA)                  Gold Team    15 Oct    Huntington, WV

”Fallen Ruggers”  Rugby Tournament       Black Team  5-Nov    Fayetteville, NC

Texans NFL Game  (NFL)                                Gold Team    6 Nov    Houston, TX

To find out if the Team will be in your area check out our Show Schedule. And if you would like to request the Team visit our downloads page.  And visit our website at www.armygoldenknights.com

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