Texas A&M University Professor takes research to a new Height.

Dr Tracy Hammond

Dr Tracy Hammond

Dr  Tracy  Hammond came all the way from Texas A&M University to help paratroopers.  Why not show her what jumping out of airplanes is all about.  Dr Hammond is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M.  She came to Ft. Bragg to help the 18th ABN CORPS build a research solution to help paratroopers find there assigned heavy drop and assembly areas on the drop zone.  On Tuesday she spent the morning with Tandem Team. SFC Mike Elliott taught her about jumping out of airplanes Tandem style.  She was very excited for the opportunity to jump with the Golden Knights.  The weather was perfect.  Light winds and cool temperatures made it for a great day of skydiving. (more…)

Gold Team Wins the Battle with the Weather

Gold Team flies a 6 way hybrid formation at the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Airshow. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel

Gold Team flies a 6 way hybrid formation at the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Airshow. Photo by SSG Aaron Figel

On Sunday in Martinsburg, WV’s the weather was much improved over Saturday, and the team was able to get both performances off the ground. For the first show the Gold Demonstration Team was able to put together a hybrid formation, which included both flyers falling belly to earth, and feet first. The tandem team was also able to take their passenger, Jamie Burke from WHAG news station,  from Saturday’s show, and she was not disappointed with her freefall experience. (more…)

NASCAR Truck Driver Jennifer Cobb Takes to New Heights

Jennifer Cobb

Jennifer Cobb #NASCAR Camping world Truck series skydives with the Golden Knights

Several members of the Tandem Team returned to our home training site in Laurinburg, NC this week. The Team has been busy this summer traveling the country taking our tandem operations to the American People.

We have performed tandem camps in Beckley, WV; Ottawa, IL; Chicago IL; Cincinnati, OH and Addison TX.  Today we had another special guest with us for a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Jennifer Cobb a female truck driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wanted to see what 120 MPH felt like outside of her truck.  SSG Joe Abeln gave the tandem briefing with cameras rolling from FOX Sports NASCAR.   (more…)

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