MY "GOLDEN KNIGHT" DAD.

 

SFC Stephen E. Scott

This website includes old photos of The US Army Golden Knights, US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels!


US ARMY GOLDEN KNIGHTS PARACHUTE TEAM EARLY HISTORY

In 1959 13 men joined together to form the Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute Team, to compete in the then communist dominated sport of skydiving. The team performed so well that on June 1, 1961 the Army officially recognized, designated and activated the team as the U.S. Army Parachute Team. For more than 44 years the Golden Knights have been wowing audiences at air shows, competitions and most recently, with high profile tandems. The two demonstration teams travel all over the country performing aerial demonstrations at air shows and special events in support of Army recruiting goals. The two competition teams travel, competing nationally and internationally at various skydiving competitions, continuously bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals. They are the most successful U.S. Department of Defense sports team. While the Tandem Team focuses on bringing the public closer to the Army and the sport of skydiving. The Tandem Team enables the Army to reach out to influential citizens and give them a taste of the professionalism, leadership and teamwork that is involved in giving them a tandem, said Lt. Colonel Dave Standridge, Commander, U.S. Army Parachute Team, Golden Knights. The Golden Knights not only perform at air shows, compete on an international level and perform high profile tandems they also visit high schools and work with local recruiters showing young adults what type of opportunities the Army has for them.

Stephen accumulated over 3000 jumps as a GOLDEN KNIGHT between 1966 and 1969. Below are some of the photos of Stephen E. Scott and the other Golden Knights of that same era.

KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHERS INCLUDE: SFC. JOE M. GONZALES, A.W. FISHER & BOB DENHAM.

FEELING LIKE A BIRD AN ALMOST DIRECT HIT FOUR MAN FORMATION SMOKING FREEFALL

   THREE GOLDEN KNIGHTS WITH SMOKE GK SHOWING KIDS HOW TO PACK A CHUTE     

DAD BEING PRESENTED WITH ANOTHER JUMP TROPHY JUMPING OVER  FT. BRAGG TEAM PHOTO 1967 SPACE FAIR PERFORMANCE. DAD IS 1ST FROM THE LEFT IN 2ND. ROW

HOME OF A TRUE GOLDEN KNIGHT SIDE VIEW OF FOUR MAN SMOKING FORMATION FREEFALL GOING IN FOR A CONNECTION

SMOKING FOUR MAN FORMATION FREEFALL PASSING OF THE BATTON AIRSHOW LINEUP

JUST BEFORE THE JUMP WITH THE FRENCH TEAM DAD HELPNG A FRENCH JUMPER PACK A CHUTE JUST BEFORE A JUMP WITH THE FRENCH TEAM

BATTON PRESENTATION AT NC STATE FAIR BATTON PRESENTATION AT NC STATE FAIR DAD PRESENTING THE GOV. OF NC WITH A JUMP BATTON

LANDING AT THE NC STATE FAIR TESTING AN EARLY DESIGN ALMOST ON THE GROUND

TESTING ANOTHER NEW CHUTE DESIGN LANDING NEAR THE BLUE ANGELS PRESENTING MISS NC WITH A JUMP BATTON

DAD PRESENTING A NAVY MAN WITH A JUMP BATTON GOLDEN KNIGHTS PRESENTING A THUNDERBIRD WITH JUMP WINGS AFTER HE HAD TO PUNCH OUT.

 GOLDEN KNIGHTS PRESENTING A THUNDERBIRD WITH JUMP WINGS AFTER HE HAD TO PUNCH OUT PHOTO PRESENTATION BY THE THUNDERBIRDS

PHOTO OF BLUE ANGELS, THUNDER BIRDS, GOLDEN KNIGHTS AND CANADIAN AIR, GROUND AND JUMP TEAM THUNDERBIRD BOMB BURST PHOTO OF BLUE ANGELS, THUNDER BIRDS, GOLDEN KNIGHTS AND CANADIAN AIR AND JUMP TEAM

THUNDERBIRDS IN FORMATION FLY BY THUNDERBIRDS HIGH SPEED LOW ALTITUDE HEAD ON PASS BY THUNDERBIRDS

GOLDEN KNIGHT& THUNDERBIRD TEAM PHOTO GOLDEN KNIGHTS PREPAIRING FOR JUMP AT AIRSHOW

GOING FOR TARGET AT THE SAME TIME TEAM PHOTO IN FRONT OF JUMP PLANE THAT KILLED ALMOST A WHOLE GOLDEN KNIGHT TEAM IN A CRASH TEAM PHOTO

AIRSHOW TEAM PHOTO SHAKING THE WOMENS HANDS IN FORMATION ON POST

TEAM PHOTO AT FT.BRAGG GK TEAM PHOTO TEAM DRESSED PHOTO

SMOKING IN FOR A LANDING ALMOST HOME ONE OLD CHUTE

EXITING THE REAR  MAMORIALIZED ON FT.BRAGG PREPAIRING TO JUMP

 GOLDEN KNIGHT PRESENTATION TO EARNEST BORGNINE. JUST EXITED AND PULLED DRAG CHUTE GOLDEN KNIGHT PRESENTATION TO EARNEST BORGNINE.

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