Blackwater Announces Formation of New Parachute Team

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Champion Skydivers to Perform for the Public, Compete in National & International Events, and Test & Evaluate New Equipment.

Blackwater USA today announced the formation of the Blackwater Parachute Team (BWPT), which will compete internationally and demonstrate the latest parachuting techniques and technologies.

Comprised of both current and former World Champions and World Record Holders in Formation Skydiving and Canopy Formation parachuting, the five members of the BWPT have over 36,000 parachute jumps among them. This makes them the most experienced parachute demonstration team in the world.

Each member of the team was chosen based on individual talent, professional accomplishments, and the ability to travel internationally while increasing public awareness of Blackwater and it's worldwide commitment to freedom and democracy everywhere.

The BWPT has two prior military members that served tours respectively on the United States Army Parachute Team (Golden Knights) and the United States Navy Parachute Team (Leap Frogs).

The team’s first performance will be for the Opening Ceremony at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) in Amman, Jordan at the King Abdullah I air base on March 27, 2006. The team’s next performance will be at the Virginia Gold Cup in Middleburg, VA on May 06, 2006.

Based at the Blackwater Training Center in Moyock, North Carolina, the BWPT will:

  •     Perform live aerial demonstrations for the public,
  •     Further educate the public about Blackwater and its mission and encourage young Americans to explore careers in the armed forces, particularly in special operations,
  •     Compete in national and international parachuting competitions, and
  •     Test and evaluate new parachuting equipment and techniques for improved operation and safety for specialized customers.

Blackwater USA is committed to supporting national and international security policies that protect those who are defenseless and provide a free voice for all. Blackwater subsidiaries include: Blackwater Training Center, Blackwater Target Systems, Blackwater Security Consulting, Blackwater Canine, Blackwater Airships, Blackwater Armor, and Raven Development Group.

For more information, please visit or contact Ms. Judie Cochiolo.


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