Saturday, September 9th, 2023, the Navy Midshipmen and Wagner Seahawks will face off for the first time for the Midshipmen’s home opener at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game starts at 3:30 pm, and as part of the opening ceremony, Team Fastrax™ will gracefully jump in with their majestic 1,800 sq. ft. American Flag.
John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving, and Founder of Team Fastrax™ said, “We are honored to be performing our patriotic American Flag skydive for the Navy football game. Members of Team Fastrax™ have served the United States of America as part of the Armed Forces, many in combat, so we particularly enjoy performing at any event that honors our nation’s military.”
According to the Navy Midshipmen Football website, in addition to the Team Fastrax™ performance, pre-game festivities will include a flyover will featuring two F/A-18C Hornets from the “Cowboys” of VMFA-112 based out of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Piloting the lead aircraft will be 2003 graduate and former Navy football player Lt. Col. Andrew “FOAM” Zetts. The wing aircraft will be piloted by classmate and former Navy lacrosse standout Lt. Col. Christopher “Grimace” Dingman. Both pilots are returning to the Academy this weekend for their 20-year class reunion. Providing ground control and support will be Capt. Jared “SPAM” Bramble from the Class of 2014. The Cowboys are the United States Marine Corps’ only reserve TACAIR squadron.
For more information on the game or for tickets, visit the Navy Midshipmen website.
Team Fastrax™ dedicates every performance to a fallen hero. They may be gone but are never forgotten. This performance by Team Fastrax™ is dedicated Army Sgt. Bret D. Isenhower, who died September 9th, 2011, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. For more information on Army Sgt. Bret D. Isenhower visit the Military Times website.
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