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Black and Gold Week

 


deibido  (D 34048)

Jan 9, 2009, 1:41 AM
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I just heard about this summertime event.

Who has been/is planning to go and can tell me more details?


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Jan 9, 2009, 3:15 AM
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The Black and Gold meet happens over Veterans Day weekend every November at the Golden Knights' training facility at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport in North Carolina. Four days of jumps for active duty military (you cannot be on leave). Coaching and competition. Details are psted on the GK website in advance of the event:

http://www.usarec.army.mil/...age2005_content.html


deibido  (D 34048)

Jan 9, 2009, 6:28 AM
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Hey thanks. Someone told me it was in June.

Hope I can make it this year.


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

Jan 9, 2009, 2:04 PM
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In June the GKs are scattered to the four winds doing demos and jumping in competitions.














RJmoney

Aug 17, 2009, 1:06 PM
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any idea on someone to contact if you want to go? I dunno about the rest of you active duty folks but i need to request leave/PTDY way in advance. Also I assume its PTDY you would be on right? Any advice appreciated.
rock on,
rich


HALO1  (D License)

Aug 21, 2009, 8:54 AM
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Slotperfect All,

Looks like B&G will only be two days this year, 14-15 November vs. four days like previous years. Ike posted B&G dates on Knights Facebook page. I was surprised to see only two days for event especially since Veterans day is the Wednesday before. May not be worth the hassle of coming in from out-of-state if only two days giving that Sunday will be tear down day (less jumping).

OP: Per the rules, you must be on orders or PTDY. Although event details/requirements arent posted yet, check the Knights web site in the next few weeks as Im sure the B&G link will be up.

Its a worthwhile event and a way to get a LOT of free jumps and hook up with other military jumpers. If Im not deployed, Im there every year.


mmacro  (B License)

Nov 19, 2009, 8:07 AM
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I had a great time last weekend. This was my first time attending. I'm already counting the days till next year's event.
Is anyone posting photos from the weekend? There are 4 on the GKs Facebook page. Frown
It was reaaly great being around so many jumpers that are also military.


voilsb  (D 30581)

Nov 19, 2009, 5:20 PM
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Hopefully it'll be a 4-day next year. I couldn't justify the trip for a 2-day this year.


mmacro  (B License)

Nov 20, 2009, 6:04 AM
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I have to drive nearly 2 hours to either DZ near me (Baltimore).

I did the math and driving 6 hours to Bragg and jumping free for 2 days was cheaper than driving to my normal DZ for a day's jumping. I feel guilty leaving my wife at home with our 11-month-old daughter for more than a day.

We made the B&G a family trip and she visited friends in town while I jumped. The good news is that she was talking about returning next year before we even left. It's a good feeling not have to convince her of the idea. Sly


Harmless  (D 30719)

Nov 20, 2009, 10:48 AM
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Yeah, I spent way for in traveling just from Alabama, than I would have on the 7 jumps I made... but hey that's not what it's about.



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