Golden Knights Grace the Sky of Panama City Beach

By: Elizabeth Prann
By: Elizabeth Prann

How do you get to work every day?

Maybe in a car? How about a bike or maybe the town trolley?

Probably not many of you take an airplane... without doors...

But that's how the US Army's parachute team known as the Golden Knights goes to work almost every day of the year.

The team, which travels across the nation, is in Panama City Beach this week strutting their stuff in the air.

Thursday the group dropped from 12,500 feet to land for spring breakers hanging out at Club La Vela.

Friday they'll be jumping at Holiday Sunspree.

This elite team goes through intensive training to be a part of the Golden Knights; they tour around the country performing precision, parachute demonstrations to mesmerize crowds.

And as Staff Sgt. Howard "Howie" Sanborn, says, to him it's just another day at the office, and it's also a great way for the army to reach out to young people who may want to enlist.

"I wouldn't say it's terrifying at all, it's probably one of the best things I’ve ever done and for us, it's just a way to get to work. But if you join the military, this is one of the choices you have" said Sgt. Sanborn.

The Golden Knights will be landing tomorrow around 2PM Friday behind the Holiday Sunspree on the beach.

Newschannel 7's Elizabeth Prann went along with the Knights and she'll give you a behind the scene look Monday morning at 5AM.


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