The Army took to the skies Oct. 10 and 11 at the Great Georgia Air Show at Falcon Field in Peachtree City to entertain and educate those in attendance.

The headlining Army act was a free-fall parachute display by the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, who landed onto the runway bearing the state flag, the city flag and the Army Strong flag.

After landing, the Golden Knights made their way through the crowd to talk with fans. Several lucky youngsters also got a chance to help the Soldiers repack their chutes in preparation for future jumps.

The Atlanta Recruting Battalion was also on hand with several displays. After signing a digital waiver, those in attendance got to experience a virtual reality helicopter ride in a simulator that twisted, turned and looped to enhance the experience.

Other attractions included a rock wall, a tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missile launcher display that allowed shooters to engage virtual targets on a digital battlefield, and a video game that simulated basic training.

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