Spreading the Word of the Event

  1. Met a wonderful Vietnam Veteran at the National POW WOW in Indiana from Houston. He was excited to hear we are honoring our veterans in a special way. He is telling his friends so we may have visitors from other places. Looking forward to meeting all our guests.

Parachute Team to Freefall during Carolina Woodstock

The mission of the Special Forces Association Parachute Team is to provide a nucleus of professional parachutists who are highly trained and equipped to perform freefall parachute demonstrations in support of local and national venues. The team consists of active duty military, retired military, and includes current Department of Defense support elements. Our main emphasis is to enhance the image and heritage of the US Army Special Forces, past and future. We are a first come first serve team. The team is a 501 (C) (19) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

The Special Forces Association Parachute Team has a very illustrious history and beginnings.  We began as the Green Beret Sport Parachute Club (GBSPC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1961.  Lee Dunlap (retired) was one of the founders of GBSPC.  Col. (Ret) Fred Wayne Lawley is a former President of the Green Beret Parachute Club.

To contact the team, you can contact team leader Stanley (Bo) Kinnison  by phone (910) 850-0786 or by email: bobuilt@embarqmail.com or the team by e-mail: sfaparateam@embarqmail.com. Assistant Team leader Bill Gatter at (910) 723-1924 or email at wgatter@nc.rr.com

Bandit Flight Team Aerial Show

The Bandit Flight Team is a group of highly-trained, experienced pilots that came together to combine our love of flying with an appreciation for vintage military aircraft. The result is an exceptional precision formation flying team that performs at various events throughout North Carolina, including NC State football games, NASCAR events at The Charlotte Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Dover Speedway, The Durham Bulls, the Raleigh Christmas Parade and Rally for the Cure.

For more information on contacting the Bandit Flight Team, contact Jim Kilpatrick at 919.345.3142