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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.

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C-31A TROOPSHIP

The C-31A F-ship is the primary support aircraft for the Golden Knights’ Black and Gold Demonstration teams. It is modified with two large doors that are used for jump operations. The Golden Knights have accumulated more than 27,000 hours of flight time on the C-31 since 1985, and it is widely considered one of the most reliable cargo and transport aircraft in the world.

UV-18 DEHAVILAND TWIN OTTER

The UV-18 Dehaviland is the primary support aircraft for the Golden Knights’ Competition and Tandem teams. This Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) aircraft is powered by two Pratt and Whitney PT6-27 turbine engines, and is capable of dispersing up to 14 parachutists very quickly from take off. The performance capabilities of the UV-18 Dehaviland allows for multiple training jumps to be conducted during the duty day, which allows the Golden Knights Competition teams to prepare more efficiently for national and worldwide competition.

MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT TEAMS

The Golden Knights support team is comprised of a maintenance officer NCOIC (Noncommission Officer In-Charge) and four enlisted military flight engineers. Soldiers are assigned to the Golden Knights maintenance and support teams only after a thorough review of their service records, performance history and the completion of an interview.

AVIATION TEAM MEMBERS

Name Home State MOS
SSG Matthew Anderson    Montana 15U: CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
CW3 Joseph Baker Pennsylvania
155A: Fixed-Wing Pilot
Mr. Ken Breeden Virginia N/A: Fixed-Wing Pilot Maintenance Pilot
Mr. David Clay North Carolina N/A: Fixed-Wing Pilot Instructor Pilot  
SGT Broderick DeArmas Arizona 15T: UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
CW3 Troy Emig Texas 155A: Fixed-Wing Pilot
CPT Robert Fryou Arizona 15C: Aviation All Source Intelligence Officer
CW4 Felicia Marlow Texas 155A: Fixed-Wing Pilot
SGT Kyle Pratt North Carolina 15T: UH-60 Helicopter Repairer  
SFC Dante Nevels Ohio 15P: Aviation Operation Specialist
SFC Justin Runion   15T: UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
SGT Brian Proenneke Colorado 15U: CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
CW3 Brian Rotante New Jersey 155A: Fixed-Wing Pilot
Mr. Edward Schemper Nebraska 155A: Fixed-Wing Pilot
CW2 Nolan Smith Missouri 155A: Fixed-Wing Pilot
     
CTR Jimmy Carrier   Maintenance
CTR David Dailey
  Maintenance
CTR David Dellay
  Maintenance
CTR Jason Drozd   Maintenance
CTR James McLean   Maintenance
CTR Joanne Miatke   Maintenance
CTR George Navy
  Maintenance
CTR Frank Reiner
  Maintenance
CTR Michelle Reiner
  Maintenance
CTR Brandon Smith
  Maintenance