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Wings of Blue take first and second place at nationals
The U.S. Air Force's parachute team, the Wings of Blue, placed first and second in the U.S. Parachuting Association Nationals Competition's 4-Way Formation Skydiving (Advanced Category) event this week. The Air Force Paradigm team took first place, the Air Force Legacy team placed second. From left to right: Members of the Air Force Legacy team, Cadets 1st Class Kyle Land, Brett Brunner, Travis Grindstaff, Jeremy Krohngold; members of the Air Force Paradigm team, Cadets 1st Class John Skeele, Erin Brown, Dustin Weeks and Dani Griffith. (Courtesy Photo)
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Wings of Blue take 1st, 2nd at nationals

Posted 11/2/2012   Updated 11/2/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Bekah Clark
12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs


11/2/2012 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Wings of Blue U.S. Air Force Parachute Team placed first and second in the U.S. Parachuting Association Nationals Competition's 4-Way Formation Skydiving (Advanced Category) event this week.

The Air Force Paradigm team took first place, and the Air Force Legacy team placed second.

The Wings of Blue accomplish more than 40 worldwide demonstrations and competitions annually to an estimated audience of 12 million. The Wings of Blue is operated by the 98th Flying Training Squadron at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The squadron's 110-member team leads the Air Force's most prolific parachute program. Each year they execute 18,000 jumps and 3,500 UV-18B flight hours annually and allow more than 800 cadets per year the opportunity to earn their basic parachutist badge.



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