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Touchdown! Sergeant’s stunning aerial footage captures the moment soldiers parachute into a Florida Gators football game

  • The U.S Army Parachute team made an unusual entrance into a football game 
  • The footage captures stunning views of Florida near the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Stunt was one of many which take place across the U.S at small and large events  


This is the moment soldiers parachute directly into a football stadium right in the middle of a match, showing stunning views of Florida. 

The U.S Army Parachute Team made an unusual entrance to watch the football game between the University of Florida and Florida State University at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, over the weekend (November 27). 

The footage, filmed by Sergeant James Hackett of the army’s parachute team, called the Golden Knights, captures the terrifying moment the soldiers jump from the plane miles above the ground, and showcases breath taking views of Florida from dizzying heights. 

The video shows the team gliding towards the packed out stadium, while the crowds cheer them on.  

One parachute is spotted ahead with pink tinged plumes of smoke following behind them.   

Sergeant Hackett eventually lands in the middle of the pitch and waves to the cheering crowds. 

Fortunately, the stunt took place during half time, so the game was not interrupted.  

Sergeant Hackett lands in the middle of the pitch and waves to the cheering crowds

Sergeant Hackett lands in the middle of the pitch and waves to the cheering crowds

The video shows the team gliding towards the packed out stadium, while the crowds cheer 

The footage captures breath taking views of Florida from above

The footage captures breath taking views of Florida from above 

The video, captured by Sergeant James Hackett, shows his team mates jumping from a plane

The video, captured by Sergeant James Hackett, shows his team mates jumping from a plane

The gold and black colours on the parachute represent those of the U.S Army

The gold and black colours on the parachute represent those of the U.S Army

The Golden Knights is a demonstration and competition team within the U.S Army. Members are drawn from all branches of the army. 

The demonstration teams travel around the States, and occasionally overseas, to perform for audiences at public venues, which have ranged from smaller civic events to national and international televised events. 

The two 12-member strong teams, called the Gold Team and the Black Team in reference to the U.S Army colours, travel around 240 days a year. 

Those wishing to become one of the select few can try out in a selection programme for army men and women. 

Participants are invited to attend a gruelling six week course, where they will typically make 150 to 200 freefall parachute jumps.   

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