Day 235: Leap Frogs

The U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs free fall towards North Avenue Beach. Jumpers reach speeds of 120 mph and can accelerate up to 180 mph by pulling their arms to their sides and straightening their legs into what is called a “track.”

The jumpers typically open their parachutes at around 5,000 feet by releasing a smaller pilot chute which deploys their main blue-and-gold canopy. These jumpers hooked together after opening their parachute and displayed the American flag as America the Beautiful played.

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