The U.S. Army Parachute Team, commonly known as the Golden Knights, are made up of 24 military parachutists drawn from a highly competitive volunteer pool across the Army, and perform at up to 240 events around the world each year.
Established in 1961, a candidate for the Knights has to pass a six-week training course in which upwards of 200 jumps are made.
Team members have consistently set and kept a number of Military World Records for parachute jumps.
A military force with a three-year commitment, individual members of the team can be deployed if needed and their two Fokker C-31A Troopship aircraft can be tasked with carrying up to 24 litter patients in time of war.
The job is dangerous, as witnessed by the tragic death of last week of Golden Knight Master Sgt. Corey Hood, who was posthumously promoted Monday.
To see a glimpse of what it feels like to be a Golden Knight from their perspective, check out the above helmet cam footage followed by one from their Navy counterparts drawn from the Naval Special Warfare Community, the Leap Frogs, below– and try to keep your lunch down.