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This Is How A 8-Way Dive Pool Is Selected For Competitions


    Everyone knows the Golden Knights 8-Way Team conducts hundreds of training jumps per year to stay proficient as competitors. But why does it take so much training to remain competitive at the top levels of formation skydiving? A standard competition jump consists of five to six formations repeated as fast as possible for time. […]

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GKF4 Preparing For 1st Competition

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 The Golden Knights Female 4-Way Team is almost two weeks into winter training. It was a bit slow to get started, but since they got going, they haven’t looked back. Training at Avon Park, FL is ideal, due to the weather, the relative isolation to training distractions, and the proximity to their coach, Solly Williams, who […]

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Night Pyrotechnics: Black Team Week Five

A member of the United States Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights, trains with pyro during night operations on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fl. The Golden Knights are taking part in their annual winter training that is used to hone their skills as the premier competition and demonstration skydiving team in the world.

Black Team began week five with our night training at 4:00 am this past week with focus on stack discipline (vertical separation between jumpers under canopy), mass formations, and canopy relative work into the baseball diamond located on Homestead ARB. Each of our maneuvers were succesfully completed using our night pyrotechnics that are worn on our […]

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