Skydivers to Perform Flag Day Jump at Independence Hall

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Sunday, June 14th, 2015, Team Fastrax™ Professional Skydiving Team will be performing their patriotic American Flag demonstration jump as part of a special Flag Day event called Stripes and Stars Festival, held in Independence Mall.

American Flag Skydive
So when you see these six enormous flags flying above Philadelphia at noon, take a moment to reflect upon the ‘freedom’ that you have and the human lives freely given for you to have it.

On Sunday, June 14th, 2015 the Stripes and Stars Festival will be held at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center. The event includes a 13 star flag raising ceremony in front of the Betsy Ross House at 10 a.m., a 50 star flag raising at the National Constitution Center at 10:30am, a festival opening ceremony, naturalization ceremony, and much more. Military vehicles, including a World War II era Jeep, will be on display.

Team Fastrax™ will be jumping into the mall around 12pm. There will be 6 skydivers in all, flying their amazing 5,000 sq. ft. American Flag as well as 5 other flags ranging from 2,500 to 500 square feet. The Team Fastrax™ skydivers take this honor very seriously, and gather the flags afterward with the utmost care. John Hart, Owner of Start Skydiving and member of Team Fastrax™, stated, “Flying our Nations colors over Philadelphia and landing in front of Independence Hall is special to Team Fastrax™ because our Nation’s Independence started right here. To top it off, it is Flag Day and the birthday of the United States Army. So when you see these six enormous flags flying above Philadelphia at noon, take a moment to reflect upon the ‘freedom’ that you have and the human lives freely given for you to have it.”

Since the inception of Team Fastrax™ Parachute Demonstration Team in 2002, the team has performed thousands of exhibition skydives at every entertainment venue imaginable. Team Fastrax™ has performed as far away as Moscow, Russia and Normandy, France. The team is approved to jump into highly-restricted airspace and is the only team to have performed over Ground Zero on 9/11 in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and over the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. We jump at balloon festivals, air shows, NASCAR, Indy Race League, Formula One, symphony performances, golf courses, amusement parks, tennis courts, the Red Bull Air Races and our favorite, veteran support events. In addition, we have performed at various sports venues such as Major League Baseball, the National Football League, Major League Soccer, NCAA baseball, football and lacrosse, high school sporting events and others; sometimes dressed in mascot costumes and franchise uniforms. Team Website: http://www.teamfastrax.org. Team Fastrax™ is sponsored by Selection.com®, a leading provider of criminal background checks and pre-employment screening services.

For questions or for an interview, contact Gene Newsom with Team Fastrax™ at 513-422-5867.

Photo courtesy of Norman Kent Productions.

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Skydivers to Perform Flag Day Jump at Independence Hall