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Army Parachute Team Announces 1996 Schedule

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 1996 – Performances in England, Canada and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta highlight the U.S. Army Parachute Team's 1996 schedule.

The Golden Knights will perform during opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Games on July 19 and return to Atlanta Aug. 15 for the World Paralymics. They will also perform at Air Fete '96 festivities at Royal Air Force Base in Mildenhall, Great Britain, and at the Lethbridge Air Show in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

This year, the Golden Knight's Black and Gold teams will make 138 appearances in 35 states.  They open their 1996 season with open house festivities at the Yuma (Ariz.) Marine Corps Air Station Open House Feb. 24 and close the year at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Nov. 10.


Golden Knights' Schedule


Feb. 24      Open House, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.

March 14     Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio

March 23-24  Florida International Air Show, Punta Gorda, Fla.

March 24     Disabled Veterans Clinic, Crested Butte, Colo.

April 13-14  Air Fest, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

April 13-14  East Texas Air Show '96, Nacogdoches, Texas

April 20-21  Azalea Festival Air Show, Wilmington, N.C.

April 27     Shawfest '96, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

April 27-28  Air Show, Greenville, S.C.

April 28     Open House, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

May 4-5      Open House and Air Show, Dover Air Force Base, Del.

May 4-5      Open House and Air Show, McEntire Air National Guard Base, S.C.

May 5        Airport Open House, Raleigh, N.C.

May 11-12    Air and Sea Show, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

May 11-12    Air Show, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho

May 15-16    Armed Forces Day Celebration, Fort Meade, Md.

May 17-19    DoD Joint Services Open House, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

May 18-19    Open House, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

May 21       DARE Show '96, Manassas, Va.

May 25-26    Air Fete '96 Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, Great Britain

May 25-26    Salute to Veterans Celebration, Columbia, Mo.

May 26-27    Memorial Day Ceremonies, Andover, Mass.

June 1       Open House, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

June 2       Open House, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

June 1-2     Fantasy of Flight '96, Elkhart, Ind.

June 8-9     Sun and Fun Air Show, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

June 8-9     High on America Air Show, Kalamazoo, Mich.

June 14-16   Aerospace America Air Show, Oklahoma City

June 14-16   Air Show, Palmdale, Calif.

June 15-16   Air Show Carolinas, Concord, N.C.

June 21-23   Centennial Aviation Expo, Salt Lake City

June 22-23   Air Festival, Greeley, Colo.

June 29-30   Open House, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.

June 29-30   Open House, Naval Air Station, Fort Worth, Texas

July 4       Freedom Festival, Mansfield, Ohio

July 4-6     Air Show, Battle Creek, Mich.

July 6-7     Expo of Flight, Tumwater, Wash.

July 12      Commonwealth Games, Roanoke, Va.

July 12-14   Air Show, DeKalb, Ill.

July 13-14   Air Show, Caldwell, Idaho

July 19      Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Atlanta

July 19-20   Air Show, Dayton, Ohio

July 24      Air Show, Cheyenne, Wyo.

July 26-28   River Cade, Sioux City, Iowa

July 27-28   Festival of Flight, Kansas City, Mo.

July 31      Air Show, Oshkosh, Wis.

Aug. 2-4     Air Show, Seattle

Aug. 3-4     Air Show, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Aug. 9-10    Air Show, Goshen, Ind.

Aug. 10-11   Air Show, Eau Claire, Wis.

Aug. 15      Paralympics Opening Ceremonies, Atlanta

Aug. 18-19   Open House, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Aug. 19-21   Appalachian State Fair, Gray, Tenn.

Aug. 24-25   Open House, Bloomington, Ill.

Aug. 31      Air Show, Anniston, Ala.

Aug. 31      National Air Show, Cleveland

Sept. 1      Air Show Anniston, Ala.

Sept. 1      National Air Show, Cleveland

Sept. 7-8    Air Show, Fort Smith, Ark.

Sept. 7-8    Air Show, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Sept. 14     Asheboro Bicentennial, Asheboro, N.C.

Sept. 14-15  Air Show, Grand Junction, Colo.

Sept. 18     Air Show, Tucumcari, N.M.

Sept. 21-22  Open House, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.

Sept. 21-22  Air Show, Manassas, Va.

Sept. 28-29  Air Show, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Sept. 28-29  Air Show, Smyrna, Tenn.

Oct.  6-7    Open House and Air Show, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.

Oct. 12-13   Amigo Air Show, El Paso, Texas

Oct. 12-13   Air Show, Muskogee, Okla.

Oct. 19-20   Great American Air Affair, Bowling Green, Ky.

Oct. 19      Open House, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.

Oct. 20      Open House, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.

Oct. 26      University of Delaware Parents' Day, Newark, Del.

Oct. 26      Open House, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Nov. 9       Air Show, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

Nov. 9-10    Miami Air Show, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.

Nov. 10      Open House, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

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