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Army Golden Knights Tour the Parachute Museum

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum hosted team members on July 27, 2022

SSG Jason Bauder and SGT Nick Corozco, two members of the Army Golden Knights, the elite Army parachute demonstration team visited the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum on Wednesday , July 27, 2022. They were in Dayton preparing for the team's performance at the CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show on the subsequent weekend at the Dayton International Airport.

(SSG Bauder on left, SGT Corozco on right in photo)

Parachute Museum curator Randy Zuercher led them on a tour of the museum facility and acquainted them with the museum collection. The tour included the storage area with many of the artifacts that do not appear in the public area of the museum due to space restrictions. The visitors had time to look at items of interest in detail, and discussed their experience in many areas of parachute technology besides their jumping duties. They were impressed with the museum and thankful for the chance to experience it first hand.

Curator Zuercher announced that “This was an opportunity to show off our collection and talk shop with one of the very best skydiving teams anywhere. We are excited to have this opportunity to remind the community that Dayton Ohio is where it all started as the home of the first Freefall parachute jump happened here at McCook Field”.

After the weekend, Sgt. Nick Corozco wrote back "Jason and myself were so thrilled to get a behind the look tour. The other team members were sad they weren't able to make it out with the busy airshow schedule. If we have the same airshow next year I'm definitely going to set some time aside to have them come out as a group".

The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum is located on the second floor of the Aviation Trail Visitor Center. The Museum tells the story of the development of the free fall parachute from its invention at Dayton’s McCook Field after World War I, up to the vital role it plays in safely landing today’s spacecraft.

CLICK HERE for a slideshow of more photos of the Army Golden Knights visit on the ATI Events page.

For more on the Parachute Museum see:

The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum

16 South Williams Street

Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 225-7705


The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum is Site #1b on the Aviation Trail


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