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Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Hello all,

From the official Facebook page.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... %2As%2As-R

I can’t tell if this is a very good photoshop or a legitimate picture. In the bottom of one of the pictures there is a Dash 8-300 in the full Golden Knights livery. It seems to be configured as their new jump aircraft. But I can’t find any other sources or pictures anywhere. Can someone clarify? I know they have been using the Fokker F-27 forever.
 
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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:18 am

Hopefully not, but in reality, the C-31/F-27 must getting old and will eventually get replaced.
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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:19 am

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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:44 am

Which U.S. Military Parachute Team got a Viking Twin Otter? I'm sure I read about that someplace
 
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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:21 pm

Went to Westover ARB and Latrobe's airshows this past month. Golden Knights used the C-31 for both.

I too haven't heard if they were switching to the Dash 8.
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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:45 am

Just got back from the Cleveland National Air Show and the Golden Knights used the Dash 8. Thought I'd update the thread. I cannot for the life of me find the full registration since it seems like the aircraft's status has been updated yet. Anyone have any info?

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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:23 pm

Canuck600 wrote:
Which U.S. Military Parachute Team got a Viking Twin Otter? I'm sure I read about that someplace


The USAF Academy has a coupl Twotters on staff here in COS for jump training.
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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:53 am

Runway28L wrote:
Just got back from the Cleveland National Air Show and the Golden Knights used the Dash 8.


FY not fully confirmed I believe:
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:00 am

I am going to miss this:

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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Wait....do they jump out of the Dash 8? If so how? I was not aware there was egress behind the props..And how do they modify the doors to allow that?
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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:08 pm

bhill wrote:
Wait....do they jump out of the Dash 8? If so how? I was not aware there was egress behind the props..And how do they modify the doors to allow that?

Here's a better picture, of the left side with the door open:
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There are others on their Facebook page that show it pretty well but you can't shear them here.

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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:49 am

Here is some footage of the new plane during some of their jumps. Looks pretty cool!

https://www.facebook.com/usarmygoldenkn ... 356440534/
 
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Re: Do the US Army Golden Knights now fly a Dash 8 for parachute jumps?

Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:05 am

Northwest1988 wrote:
Here is some footage of the new plane during some of their jumps. Looks pretty cool!

https://www.facebook.com/usarmygoldenkn ... 356440534/

Dang, I miss that feeling... It is so fun, so amazing... stepping out into the air like that! Hooo! What a rush.

Nice bird to jump out of (nicer than any I ever jumped from).

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