Academy cadets set jump record

Dormire, Byron T.
July 2000
Airman;Jul2000, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p11
Reports on the national collegiate record set by the Wings of Blue U.S. Air Force Academy parachute team when 36 cadets launched from 16,500 feet to create a 'weed wacker' formation. Setting of the record during spring training at Gila Bend, Arizona; Setting of the squadron's best team record for the most jumps accomplished; Status of Wings of Blue as one of the most outstanding parachute units in the U.S.


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