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What it’s like to parachute into Commonwealth

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Ever wondered what it’s like to parachute into Commonwealth Stadium? This photo from one of the Golden Knights parachutists before the Louisiana-Lafayette game will give you a pretty good idea.

That’s a long way down.

Matt and I jumped with the Golden Knights on my birthday a couple years ago and it was awesome. They really know what they’re doing and they do it a lot. The guy I was paired with had just landed at a Yankees game, the Statue of Liberty and a D-Day ceremony in France. I felt bad that he followed those up with me. Oh well. Hell of a time.

A video posted by Drew Franklin (@drew_franklin) on


“Let’s do it again. Let’s run it back.”

UPDATE

A reader pointed out it was the Fastrax parachute team landing in Commonwealth. The original release from UK said it would be the Golden Knights, so I just assumed that’s who we saw. Either way, really cool photo.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

32 Comments for What it’s like to parachute into Commonwealth



  1. Sin The'
    11:31 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

    Got bad news for you, that was not the Golden Knights it was a parachute demo team named fatrax.



  2. Sin The'
    11:31 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

    I meant fastrax.



  3. Nerds
    11:40 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

    Not a lot of thought goes into these posts at times. Decent observational skills would have prevented this gaffe.



    • Drew Franklin
      11:42 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

      You’re welcome to apply next time we’re hiring.



    • Nerds
      11:51 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks, but no thanks. I have a real job managing nearly 50 employees. Babysitting to ensure basic mistakes aren’t made really isn’t something I’m interested in at the moment.



    • Drew Franklin
      11:54 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Well congrats on the “real” job. You should probably be doing that right now.



    • Nerds
      11:58 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Even those of us with adult jobs take days off from time to time. Shouldn’t you be drinking and making an ass of yourself in public right about now, Drew?



    • Drew Franklin
      12:00 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      No, I’m working my fake, adolescent job right now. You know, the one you follow on your day off.



    • Nerds
      12:02 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      It’s always nice to check in on the commoners.



    • Drew Franklin
      12:06 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Well we appreciate it. One day us commoners hope to manage 50 people. Until then, we’ll just keep happily living our lives.



    • Evan
      12:10 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      S/O to Drew for making this dude sound like an idiot.



    • CatsBy80
      12:14 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      well, that escalated quickly.



    • Nerds
      12:15 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      I’ll make sure to introduce myself the next time I see you stumbling around a bar.



    • Wow
      12:15 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      I didn’t know McDonald’s had nearly 50 people on staff! I bet its a real nice McDonald’s. 😉



    • Captain
      12:17 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      You won’t do shit, Nerd.



    • Pffftttt
      12:20 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Nerds…do us all a favor and go be a pompus ass somewhere else.



    • Pffftttt
      12:20 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      *pompous



    • Good Vibrations
      12:28 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      With the help of my observational skills, it appears Nerds is a pretentious jerk.



    • Nerds
      12:32 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Nice to see the Drew Fan Club showed up. People that support Drew probably enjoy watching Celebrity Rehab. This was fun. Back to the fields, serfs.



    • Ha!
      12:36 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Hey, Nerds, Drew doesn’t come to your job and slap the dicks out of your mouth….



    • loudtalker
      12:38 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      If Drew had a dollar for every message board trash talker who said “I’ll say something next time I see you out” he could quit his fake job. Let’s make it happen Nerds. He’s easy enough to find



    • Booby Petrino
      1:39 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      lol Nerds got his ass handed to him then ran off. Break time at White Castle was probably up. This dude isn’t managing anything, except managing to be an assclown.



  4. Dave
    11:47 am September 16, 2015 Permalink

    Wow. That’s nice!



  5. Jon Osborne
    12:10 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

    Drew getting owned by a NERD!



    • Ha!
      12:13 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Pretty sure it was the other way around……



    • Booby Petrino
      1:40 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

      Nerds must have changed his name to Jon Osborne to act like he didn’t just get his ass handed to him. Drew > Nerds



  6. Poppschmidty
    12:12 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t know what’s up Nerds’ ass, but it must be a pretty big stick.



  7. Jon Osborne
    12:28 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink


  8. Platinum Unis
    12:38 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

    Looks lie ‘Nerds’ is feeling pretty bad about himself. I hope he reaches out to someone for help.



  9. Drone
    1:16 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

    I must’ve missed the part in the video where they were almost killed by the drone.



  10. WestKYCATfan
    2:47 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

    I was hoping I could see them dodge the drone!



  11. Parachuter's GoPro
    4:17 pm September 16, 2015 Permalink

    Even from this height the new UK logo sucks