The U.S. Army Golden Knights to Descend on the Chicago Air & Water Show

goldenknights1.jpgThe U.S Army Golden Knights have been perennial favorites at the Chicago Air & Water Show and return again this year. The team was formed in 1959 as a competition team but has been thrilling crowds at airshows for decades. The team will perform several jumps each day during the show highlighting their capabilities. I had the opportunity to see these capabilities first hand last year. On the first day of the show I joined them in their Fokker CA-31 Troopship and enjoyed watching them jump for 10,500 feet above North Avenue Beach at show center. This was a team of soldiers that love their jobs and I knew I needed to experience a jump with them.

Luckily enough shortly after the Chicago Air & Water Show they invited me out to join them for a tandem jump with the team. Check out this post to see what it is like to jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights.

You can learn all about the U.S. Army Golden Knights on their website, Twitter and Facebook. You can check out the Golden Knights in action on YouTube.

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