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:
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
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 aren’t posted yet, check the Knights web site in the next few weeks as I’m sure the B&G link will be up.
It’s a worthwhile event and a way to get a LOT of free jumps and hook up with other military jumpers. If I’m not deployed, I’m there every year.
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. It was reaaly great being around so many jumpers that are also military.
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.