Think you have what it takes?
The Golden Knights are always looking for new team members to perform and compete during the group's demanding schedule. Spots on the Golden Knights team are highly competitive and candidates must show a skill and dedication far beyond the average skydiver in order to earn a place.
If you think you have what it takes to become a Golden Knight, you can find the application packet below. Applications are due by July 15th, and tryouts are held each year from September through October.
In order to become a member of the Golden Knights Parachute Team:
- You must possess a clean military and civilian criminal or disciplinary record.
- You must have performed a minimum of 100 military or civilian free-fall jumps.
- You must be static-line Airborne-qualified or willing to attend U.S. Army Airborne School.
- You must submit your application packet for approval with your chain of command.
Download the Golden Knights 2020 Memorandum here.
Download the Golden Knights Application here.
Reporting to the Golden Knights
After you have been selected to be a member of the Golden Knights team, you will receive a welcome letter and reporting instructions.
The Golden Knights Aviation Team, known as “Team 6” is responsible for operating and maintaining the Golden Knights’ fleet of aircraft. The team is always searching for talented, motivated personnel to join the Golden Knights.
We require the utmost professionalism and dedication, both as an expert in your aviation field and as a representative of the United States Army to the American public. The emphasis on teamwork cannot be overstated, as we accomplish more than 65 aerial demonstrations across North America every year with a relatively small operation. OfficersXCommissioned Officers are the managers, problem solvers, key influencers and planners who lead Enlisted Soldiers in all situations.Learn More and NCOs considering assignment to Team 6 should be prepared to work hard and utilize initiative to accomplish a very unique aviation mission.
As a member of the Golden Knight’s Aviation Team, you must:
- Expect heavy operational utilization – Team members spend about 120 days a year TDY, including a 60-day training phase every winter in Florida
- Be willing to take on a four-year assignment
- Be willing and self-motivated and eager to adapt to a non-traditional work environment
- Be willing to work a flexible schedule
Contact your Aviation Branch manager to discuss whether this position is right for your career and to coordinate an interview with the Aviation Detachment Commander.
Additional Information About the army Golden Knights
Meet The Team
The Golden Knights organization is made up of five different sub-teams, or sections: the demonstration team, the tandem team, the competition team, the aviation team, and the headquarters.
The aviation team is comprised of the pilots, crew chiefs, and mechanics responsible for flying and fixing the team's two Fokker C-31 Troopships and three DeHaviland Twin Otters.
The headquarters team organizes and provides logistical support for jumps and events. They are also responsible for getting the word out to the public whenever the Golden Knights are scheduled to perform.
Request The Golden Knights
If you would like the Golden Knights to come to your area, contact us now to make a request. Please note, that our tandem operations are conducted in conjunction with air shows and larger media events. Coordination for these operations is the exclusive responsibility of the air show or media event representative or organizer.
Please download our support manual as it provides specific contact information and requirements the team needs.
Download Support Manual