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Golden Knights jump, no go for show

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Borger follows Sgt. Ryan Ray, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sachs and Sgt. Drew Starr, all members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" black team, during a jump at the air show practice April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Borger follows Sgt. Ryan Ray, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sachs and Sgt. Drew Starr, all members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" black team, during a jump at the air show practice April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S Army Sgt. Matt Acord is the last to lave the starboard side of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" C-41 during a jump at the air show practice April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Acord has performed more than 1,290 freefall jumps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S Army Sgt. Matt Acord is the last to lave the starboard side of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" C-41 during a jump at the air show practice April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Acord has performed more than 1,290 freefall jumps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Paul Sachs, U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team black team leader, takes one final look at the drop zone below the C-41 before being the first of the demonstration team to leap from the plane April 14 during the practice show. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Sachs is in his seventh year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 2,700 freefall jumps and has his High Altitude Low Opening, or HALO, wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Paul Sachs, U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team black team leader, takes one final look at the drop zone below the C-41 before being the first of the demonstration team to leap from the plane April 14 during the practice show. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Sachs is in his seventh year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 2,700 freefall jumps and has his High Altitude Low Opening, or HALO, wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S Army Staff Sgt. Marc Owens, U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team freefall videographer, watches as fellow members of the team prepare to jump from the C-41 aircraft April 14. Sergeant Owens is wearing a specially designed helmet equipped with a digital camera and a video camera to document the jump over Eglin. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Owens is in his fifth year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 2,000 freefall jumps in his Army career.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S Army Staff Sgt. Marc Owens, U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team freefall videographer, watches as fellow members of the team prepare to jump from the C-41 aircraft April 14. Sergeant Owens is wearing a specially designed helmet equipped with a digital camera and a video camera to document the jump over Eglin. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Owens is in his fifth year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 2,000 freefall jumps in his Army career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Sgt. Todd Beckel, Black Demonstration Team narrator, begins his leap out of the C-41 as the first of the demonstration team to exit the plane April 14 during the practice show. Sergeant Beckel saluted the other jumpers as he leaped from the aircraft. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Beckel is in his first year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 500 freefall jumps in his Army career.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Sgt. Todd Beckel, Black Demonstration Team narrator, begins his leap out of the C-41 as the first of the demonstration team to exit the plane April 14 during the practice show. Sergeant Beckel saluted the other jumpers as he leaped from the aircraft. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Beckel is in his first year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 500 freefall jumps in his Army career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Schnell, Golden Knights Tandem Team and freefall videographer, holds on to Bill Pearson, Channel 3 reporter out of Pensacola, Fla., as they fall out of the C-41 during the practice air show at Eglin April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Schnell is in his seventh year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 5,000 freefall jumps, 950 tandem jumps and 100 military static line jumps. Sergeant Schnell celebrated former President George H.W. Bush's 80th birthday in the summer of 2004 with a tandem jump. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Schnell, Golden Knights Tandem Team and freefall videographer, holds on to Bill Pearson, Channel 3 reporter out of Pensacola, Fla., as they fall out of the C-41 during the practice air show at Eglin April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Schnell is in his seventh year with the Golden Knights and has made more than 5,000 freefall jumps, 950 tandem jumps and 100 military static line jumps. Sergeant Schnell celebrated former President George H.W. Bush's 80th birthday in the summer of 2004 with a tandem jump. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Three members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team watch the drop zone below over Eglin to determine the wind directions just before their practice show jump April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Three members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team watch the drop zone below over Eglin to determine the wind directions just before their practice show jump April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joe Jones, tandem team freefall videographer, leads Bill Pearson, Channel 3 out of Pensacola, Fla., to the rear of the C-41 for his first leap from an airplane in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team April 14 at the Eglin air Show practice. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Jones has logged more than 3,500 freefall jumps, 400 tandem and 50 military static line jumps in his military career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joe Jones, tandem team freefall videographer, leads Bill Pearson, Channel 3 out of Pensacola, Fla., to the rear of the C-41 for his first leap from an airplane in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" aerial demonstration team April 14 at the Eglin air Show practice. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. Sergeant Jones has logged more than 3,500 freefall jumps, 400 tandem and 50 military static line jumps in his military career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Borger prepares Sgt. Ryan Ray, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sachs and Sgt. Drew Starr, all members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" black team, for their jump at the air show practice April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

OVER EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Borger prepares Sgt. Ryan Ray, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Sachs and Sgt. Drew Starr, all members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" black team, for their jump at the air show practice April 14. The practice show was the only jump the team made due to an April 15 severe weather cancellation of the air show and winds exceeding 20 mph gusts April 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

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