Aerial footage captures the moment soldiers parachute into a Florida Gators football game [Video]

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

  • The US Army Parachute Team Makes an Unusual Entry into a Football Game
  • The footage captures stunning views of Florida near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Stunt was one of many that took place in the US at small and large events


This is when soldiers fly straight into a football stadium in the middle of a game and have a beautiful view of Florida.

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

The footage, filmed by Sergeant James Hackett of the Army parachute team called the Golden Knights, captures the terrifying moment as the soldiers jump from the plane miles above the ground, showing breathtaking views of Florida from dizzying heights.

The video shows the team sliding towards the packed stadium as the crowd cheers them on.

A parachute is spotted further along with pink-tinted plumes of smoke behind it.

Sergeant Hackett eventually lands in the middle of the field, waving to the cheering crowd.

Fortunately, the stunt took place during halftime, so the match was not interrupted.

Sergeant Hackett lands in the middle of the field and waves to the cheering crowd

The video shows the team sliding towards the packed stadium as the crowd cheers

The images capture breathtaking views of Florida from above

The images capture breathtaking views of Florida from above

The video, shot by Sergeant James Hackett, shows his teammates jumping out of a plane

The video, shot by Sergeant James Hackett, shows his teammates jumping out of a plane

The gold and black colors on the parachute represent that of the US military

The gold and black colors on the parachute represent that of the US military

The Golden Knights is a demonstration and competition team within the United States military. Members come from all branches of the military.

The demonstration teams travel throughout the United States, and occasionally abroad, to perform in front of audiences in public venues ranging from smaller public events to national and international televised events.

The two 12-strong teams, called the Gold Team and the Black Team, referring to the colors of the United States military, travel about 240 days a year.

Those who want to belong to one of the select groups can participate in a selection program for army men and women.

Participants are invited to attend a grueling six-week course, where they typically complete 150 to 200 free-fall skydiving jumps.

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