Just a Fun Story About My 1,000th Skydive

Back in 2013, I got my skydiving license through the U.S. Army Golden Knights and then attended the Golden Knight Assessment and Selection Program, where I hit 100 jumps. I didn't make it that year. For crying out loud, I had only 35 jumps when I went! I nearly killed myself and never had a clue. Good on them for cutting me!

After that, I was determined to be a Knight. So I took the next two years and worked my tail off at becoming a demonstrator. Sure enough, during the Golden Knights Assessment and Selection Program for 2015, I went and was selected. But during GKAS 15,
I hit 1,000 skydives. So it was kind of cool, hitting 100 jumps during KAS 13 and 1,000 during GKAS 15. How many people get to say they got their licenses through the Knights, hit 100 at selection and then 1,000 the next time?

Oh, and for my 1,000th jump? We formed a round where I spun around in the middle of my GKAS 15 brothers. The story of the helmets … that's a whole other story. Good times!

Sunnydale Hyde  | D-34000 | Raeford, North Carolina

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