US Army Golden Knights Retire C-31 Jump Plane After 34 Years Of Service; Aircraft Sold To European Collection

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It’s the end of an era for the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and airshow spectators across the country; following 34 years of service, the team’s last C-31 Troopship has flown her final jump run with the team! Bearing the name “Excalibur” but more commonly known as “Golden Knight 608” after her tail number,… Read more

Three Golden Knights Injured In Training Accident; Two In Critical Condition

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Three members of the US Army Golden Knights parachute team remain hospitalized tonight after they were injured early this morning during a pre-dawn training jump at Homestead ARB near Miami. The incident occurred right around 4am, when two of the soldiers were airlifted and the third was transported by ambulance. Two remain in critical condition… Read more

AirVenture 2018 To Highlight Skydiving With Unique Performances

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EAA announced a new focal point at the 2018 AirVenture airshow today – skydiving! The annual event, known to many simply as “Oshkosh”, will feature several different types of skydiving demonstrations this year. The Patriot Parachute Team, a regular at AirVenture, will perform their usual ‘flag jump’ to open the show, as well as a… Read more

In The Air With The 2016 US Army Golden Knights

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The Golden Knights have been dazzling crowds and representing the US Army for over fifty-seven years. The Gold and Black demonstration teams traverse the United States each season, performing at airshows, festivals, fairs, baseball games, and other special events. These jumps are designed to connect the public with soldiers they may not see otherwise and… Read more

Golden Knight Injured In Chicago Collision Dies

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The US Army Golden Knight that was injured in a mid air collision with a US Navy Leap Frog during the Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend has died of his injuries. He has been identified as 32-year-old Sgt. First Class Corey Hood. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Sgt. Hood had served in the Army… Read more

The US Army Golden Knights Drop In To Dayton

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After circling over Dayton, Ohio for 20 minutes, a jumper yells “HOT TARGET!” Having carefully watched streamers show them the intensity of the winds and having also monitored the movements of the first jumper who carried the American flag, all of their checks were complete and one by one they jumped from 12,500 feet. In… Read more