You know what's a little cooler than seeing a precision military parachute team float onto the field before a college football game? Seeing the jump from the parachutists' view high above the stadium.
Fans at the Citadel-Furman game on Saturday, Sept. 10 were treated to the aerial maneuverings of the U.S. Army's specialized Parachute Team as they dropped into Johnson Hagood Stadium. Usually, that would be enough of a spectacle. But yesterday, the Citadel Athletic Department posted video of the Knights leaping from their aircraft from high above Charleston on a crystal-clear Saturday afternoon, giving you about as good a view of the city from the air as you're ever going to get.
The soldiers who participated in the jump on Saturday are part of the U.S. Army Golden Knights' Gold Demonstration Team. The Knights' two demo teams (Black and Gold) each consist of 12 members selected during a six-week tryout that includes hundreds of jumps and training to help the men and women in their capacity as members of the public-facing Army Parachute Team.
The Bulldogs went on to win Saturday's game over SoCon opponent Furman 19-14.
P.S. - The Citadel's YouTube channel is on a bit of a roll these past few weeks... If you haven't already, don't miss this video of the men's basketball team surprising three-year walk-on Bobby Duncan with a full scholarship.