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Headliners are not listed in order of appearance. The schedule is decided the morning of the show by the pilots.

 

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U.S. Air Force ThunderbirdsU.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds continue to represent all Airmen across the globe. The Team is made up of over 120 personnel.

For more information on the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, visit afthunderbirds.com

 

 

 

U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden KnightsU.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights

Jumping out of an aircraft 12,500 feet above the earth's surface, racing to North Avenue Beach at speeds exceeding 120 mph and landing with smiles, ready to do it all again; all in a days work for the Golden Knights. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Army Parachute team has amazed and thrilled audiences with their precision parachute demonstrations in more than 14,000 shows in all 50 states and 48 countries.

For more information on the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, visit armygk.armylive.dodlive.mil

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap FrogsU.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs

A typical Leap Frogs performance consists of fourteen jumpers leaping out of an aircraft at an altitude of 12,500 feet. During free fall, jumpers reach speeds of 120 mph and can accelerate up to 180 mph by pulling their arms to their sides and straightening their legs into what is called a "track."

The jumpers typically open their parachutes at around 5,000 feet by releasing a smaller pilot chute which deploys their main blue-and-gold canopy. After deploying their chutes, the Leap Frogs fly their canopies together to build dramatic canopy-relative work formations.

For more information on the U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs, leapfrogs.navy