• A view of a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team, while another floats around in the breath-taking blue sky over Otawa, IL at Skydive Chicago, where the week-long tandem camp was held.

    2 Tandems in the sky

    A view of a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team, while another floats around in the breath-taking blue sky over Otawa, IL at Skydive Chicago, where the week-long tandem camp was held.

  • Sgt. Jared Zell, U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team Freefall Photographer, lands before the tandem jumpers to shoot video of their landing. Zell, with 2,715 jumps, is the newest member of the team.

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    Sgt. Jared Zell, U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team Freefall Photographer, lands before the tandem jumpers to shoot video of their landing. Zell, with 2,715 jumps, is the newest member of the team.

  • A look at the tandem approach.

    Tandem Approach

    A look at the tandem approach.

  • Stacey Baca, ABC 7 Chicago, interviews Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott , U.S. Army Golden Knights, after she just did a tandem jump with Elliott at Skydive Chicago, Ottawa, IL. Elliott, with over 10,000 jumps, serves as both the Tandem Team Leader and a Tandem Instructor.

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    Stacey Baca, ABC 7 Chicago, interviews Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott , U.S. Army Golden Knights, after she just did a tandem jump with Elliott at Skydive Chicago, Ottawa, IL. Elliott, with over 10,000 jumps, serves as both the Tandem Team Leader and a...

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Pilot, Maj. Robert Degand, gives a thumbs up from his aircraft right before take off for the next round of tandem jumpers. The Golden Knights were in IL for a week-long tandem camp at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, IL.

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    U.S. Army Golden Knights Pilot, Maj. Robert Degand, gives a thumbs up from his aircraft right before take off for the next round of tandem jumpers. The Golden Knights were in IL for a week-long tandem camp at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, IL.

  • Staff Sgt. Joe Jones, U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team, exits the drop zone to get ready for another tandem jump at Skydive Chicago. Jones has over 4,000 jumps, with over 600 of those being tandems.

    Joe Jones

    Staff Sgt. Joe Jones, U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team, exits the drop zone to get ready for another tandem jump at Skydive Chicago. Jones has over 4,000 jumps, with over 600 of those being tandems.

  • Sgt. First Class Eric Heinsheimer, U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team Freefall Photographer, zooms in like lightning at about 50 MPH into Skydive Chicago. The Golden Knights gave each tandem jumper at their week-long tandem camp a personalized DVD of their experience, thanks to photographers like Heinsheimer who jump in first to catch their landing for the video.

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    Sgt. First Class Eric Heinsheimer, U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team Freefall Photographer, zooms in like lightning at about 50 MPH into Skydive Chicago. The Golden Knights gave each tandem jumper at their week-long tandem camp a personalized DVD of...

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott, shows the tandem jumpers the proper exit from the aircraft, as part of his class of instruction.

    Elliott Tandem Instruction

    U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Elliott, shows the tandem jumpers the proper exit from the aircraft, as part of his class of instruction.

  • Nancy Loo, FOX News Chicago, interviews Chicago Bears Co-Owner Brian McCaskey after they both did a tandem jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, IL, with the U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team, Fort Bragg, NC.

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    Nancy Loo, FOX News Chicago, interviews Chicago Bears Co-Owner Brian McCaskey after they both did a tandem jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, IL, with the U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team, Fort Bragg, NC.

  • The U.S. Army Golden Knight Aircraft, C-31 Friendship Fokker, as Pilots Maj Robert Degand and Capt. Craig Blackwood take off for another tandem drop.

    Fokker Aircraft

    The U.S. Army Golden Knight Aircraft, C-31 Friendship Fokker, as Pilots Maj Robert Degand and Capt. Craig Blackwood take off for another tandem drop.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team. From left to right: GK Sergeant Major, Sgt. Maj. Mike Eitinier; Sgt. 1st Class David Herwig; Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott; Sgt. 1st Class Eric Heinsheimer; Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Isenbarger; Sgt. Jared Zell; Sgt. Joe Abeln; Sgt. John Ewald; Staff Sgt. Joe Jones; GK Executive Officer, Lt. Col James Bean. Front: Pilots, Maj. Robert Degand and Capt. Craig Blackwood

    Tandem Team

    U.S. Army Golden Knights Tandem Team. From left to right: GK Sergeant Major, Sgt. Maj. Mike Eitinier; Sgt. 1st Class David Herwig; Team Leader, Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott; Sgt. 1st Class Eric Heinsheimer; Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Isenbarger; Sgt. Jared...

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