US Army Aviation Demonstration Team


#1

Does anyone have photos of planes or demonstrations by the US Army Aviation Demonstration Team
During the 1950’s ? My father was on that team and killed in collision in 2958.


#2

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#3

Was this known by another name? I researched “US Army Aviation Demonstration Team” and could not find anything on them by that name. I did find a reference to “US Army Aviation Demonstration Team”, a.k.a. Silver Eagles, that existed from 1972 to 1976.

The Golden Knights, a parachute demonstration team was formed in 1959. Could this be what you are talking about?


#4

Was this known by another name? I researched “US Army Aviation Demonstration Team” and could not find anything on them by that name. I did find a reference to “US Army Aviation Demonstration Team”, a.k.a. Silver Eagles, that existed from 1972 to 1976.

The Golden Knights, a parachute demonstration team was formed in 1959. Could this be what you are talking about?


#5

Thanks, don’t think there was another name but I am going to research. the “Silver eagles” was the Helicopter team. Didn’t know it was disbanded. My dad and the Leader had a mid air collision and both died in a practice for a show. that was 1958.


#6

Thanks. Will do.


#7

On the off chance this is still being watched, look for the book ‘Dancing Rotors’ by Harry (Ned) Gilland. It covers the history of helicopter demonstration teams, including Silver Eagles.


#8

Could be The Golden Knights or the Silver Wings.

I fly skydivers and also skydive myself. Have a good friend who is a former Knight. I’ll see what I can dig up.