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Air Force Academy parade kicks of graduation celebration

Air Force Academy parade kicks of graduation celebration


happening today in just a couple of hours the Air Force Academy is kicking off their graduation parade this will be one of the last events for the class of 2018 before tomorrow’s graduation ceremony good news so Sheila Jordan has a pretty special preview for us this morning that’s right Bri and I are already seen quite a bit of traffic out here this morning all in anticipation of this morning’s parade and it’s all starting when the wings of blue jump into Stillman field and this is actually going to be the very last jump for the seniors on the team and we have a chance to catch up with some of them in preparation for today’s big jump now it takes hours of practice and commitment to be one of the wings of blue cadets spend hours at the airfield and are often on the road training in Denver or doing demonstrations across the country but on days like today it all pays off it’s not easy it’s not easy and they will in order to be able to jump into a steam you have to have over 500 jumps and that’s countless countless time down here in the classroom training learning the correct pattern the parade will also feature performances from the cadet falconry tree falconry team and saber drill team but the Thunderbirds practice run is still up in the air they are still scheduled for a run-through from 11:00 to noon they did a quick survey flyover yesterday but their support staff plane actually broke down in Virginia we’re still waiting on word if they’ll be doing a practice flight later today now parade activities are gonna kick off at 7:25 a.m. at Stillman Field the events are free and open to the public just make sure you enter here at the Academy’s North Gate watching out for you Colorado Springs Shayla Garrard in News 5 Thank You Shayla


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