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By SHANNEN TALBOT
Staff Reporter 

Stay Golden

The U.S. Army parachute team takes Skyfest 2019 by storm

 

Shannen Talbot

Fully geared up and ready to take the leap, the Golden Knights kneel on an aircraft - doors open to the clouds - prior to their Skyfest 2019 skydive.

On Saturday, June 22, eight members of an Army parachute team relaxed in a plane hovering at an altitude of 11,500 feet, its door wide open to catch the freezing 120 mile per hour winds and offer a stomach-churning view of sprawling farmland below reduced to the size of postage stamps.

While prepping for their jump, they talked about "getting out" of the plane the way others would talk about getting out of a cab. But for them, it's just another day at the office.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team performed at Fairchild Air Force Base's 2019 Skyfest on Saturday, June 22. This yea...



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