While words are nice, sometimes the best way to summarize an event – is in pictures. Such is the case with the Cocoa Beach Air Show, held on the beach October 30-31. An amazing, American experience that sets a new standard in air show entertainment. Our first set of images will deal with the opening act, the Navy Seals Leap Frog Parachute Demonstration Team.
The U.S. Navy was not the only branch of the U.S. armed forces that had skydivers perform however. The U.S. Army had the 101st ‘Screaming Eagles’ on scene and they too gave the crowd plenty of reason to get excited.
Near the end of the show’s activities, the 920th Rescue Wing of the U.S. Air Force demonstrated techniques used to pluck down airmen and astronauts from the ocean. The demo included a C-130, demo jumpers and two Pave Hawk helicopters and was easily one of the most fascinating parts of the program. Especially when the jumpers swam to shore and posed for photos, gave high-fives to kids in attendance and displayed what they do on a daily basis – in such an awesome fashion.
Now at this point, you’re probably saying, “Wait, where are all the cool planes and fighter jets?” Look st the article’s title – this is just the first part – the teaser – more Cocoa Beach Air Show goodness is coming!