Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Academy cadets will parachute into Orange Bowl

Staff reports Updated: January 4, 2012 at 12:00 am

The Air Force Academy parachute team will carry the U.S. flag into Sun Life Stadium before the Orange Bowl, just days after winning the 2011 National Collegiate Parachuting Championship.

Five members of the Wings of Blue team will parachute into the stadium in Miami on Wednesday before No. 14 Clemson plays No. 23 West Virginia.

Wings of Blue won the college parachute title after competing in the nationals Dec. 28 through Jan. 1 in Eloy, Ariz.

The team won 21 gold medals, 15 silver and seven bronze.

The Air Force Academy makes more than 20,000 parachute jumps a year and trains about 700 cadets in basic free-fall parachuting annually.

Comment Policy

Colorado Springs Gazette has disabled the comments for this article.
You've reached 4 FREE premium stories this month

Simply register to continue. It's free.

Register Learn more

Already registered? Click here to login.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
SEP
21
SEP
22
SEP
23
SEP
24
SEP
25
SEP
26
SEP
27
SEP
28
SEP
29
SEP
30
OCT
1
OCT
2
OCT
3
OCT
4
Advertisement