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Screaming Eagles, community members partner for Golden Knights tandem jump

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) invited prominent city officials and key leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team at Clarksville Regional Airport’s Outlaw Field, March 2nd-3rd.

Hosted by the U.S. Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade, in conjunction with U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the skydiving event is one of several showcased annually across the nation as part of the Total Army Recruitment Effort.

The Golden Knights, who serve as Army ambassadors, jump to increase Army awareness to the American public while bolstering relationships within the communities.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the "Golden Knights" at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the “Golden Knights” at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Clarksville Regional Airport hosts “Wags & Wings Family Fun Fest” this Saturday, October 14th

 

Clarksville Regional Airport, Fortera Credit Union and Humane Society to hold New Community Event

Clarksville Regional AirportClarksville, TN – On Saturday, October 14th, 2017, the Clarksville Regional Airport and the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County are partnering with Fortera Credit Union to present the inaugural Wags & Wings Family Fun Fest.

High-flying Frisbee dogs, gourmet chicken wings, beautiful aircraft and entertainment for the whole family will highlight this new event at the Airport.

The Wags & Wings Family Fun Fest, a celebration of pets and aviation in Clarksville, will be hosted by Clarksville Regional Airport to benefit the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County, Oct. 14. Fortera Credit Union is the title sponsor of this first-year event, which will include a Kids Zone, vendors and exhibitors, skydivers and much more. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Regional Airport, Fortera Credit Union and Humane Society Unveil New Community Event “Wags & Wings Family Fun Fest”

 

Clarksville Regional AirportClarksville, TN – High-flying Frisbee dogs, gourmet chicken wings, beautiful aircraft and entertainment for the whole family will highlight a new event at Clarksville Regional Airport this coming October.

The airport and the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County are partnering with Fortera Credit Union to present the inaugural Wags & Wings Family Fun Fest.

The Wags & Wings Family Fun Fest, a celebration of pets and aviation in Clarksville, will be hosted by Clarksville Regional Airport to benefit the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County, Oct. 14. Fortera Credit Union is the title sponsor of this first-year event, which will include a Kids Zone, vendors and exhibitors, skydivers and much more. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Outdoor Recreation Adventure Tour, Bike and Hike programs in January

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs has some great activities during the month of January to help you with your New Year’s resolution to be more active! They start the month of January with a Jack Daniels Distillery Tour on January 5th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

You must be at least 21 years old to join them on this tour. The cost is $25.00 and this includes your transportation.  Spend the afternoon in Lynchburg, TN where you will visit the historic Jack Daniels Distillery for a tour. «Read the rest of this article»

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Plunging to earth: An adrenalin rush

 

This is part two of a two part story on Adventure Skydiving as it happens on weekends at Outlaw Air Field. Part one ran on Tuesday, October 13. On Tuesday, Bill Larson wrote:

I have always wanted to jump out of an airplane. It was an item on my bucket list. You know, a list of things to do before you kick the proverbial bucket. So when a chance came to cross one of those items off my list by jumping out of an airplane, and then write about it, I, please pardon the pun, jumped at the opportunity…

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My first jump

The next weekend I returned to cover Clarksville Online Editor Christine Piesyk’s first flight behind the controls of an airplane…something I would have loved to do myself — but I didn’t want to steal all of the fun.

When we arrived I spoke again with Chuck of Adventure Skydiving and asked if their offer of a free jump was still open. He assured me it was. As the next flight was already full, I was added to the following flights passenger list, given a heap of paperwork, and told they would call me when it was time to suit up. We made arrangements for Christine to go up and watch me go out of the plane as well.

I went into the airport’s restaurant and began filling out the lengthy releases required by their attorneys. When finished, I returned the paperwork to the Adventure Skydiving representative. A few minutes later we proceeded outside to watch the jumpers come down on their colorful canopies «Read the rest of this article»

 

Outlaw Field: “Beehive” of aviation activity

 

Clarksville Online spent several days at Outlaw Field in late September, garnering a new respect and understanding of the role this small airfield and its’ businesses bring to the community. Over the next four days, we’ll give you an inside look at the business and the adventure that is Outlaw Field.

Local airfield serves up multitude of aviation and aerial activity. Private flights, flight training and skydiving bring diverse family clientele to an unsung city and county resource.Aerial view approaching Outlaw Field

Outlaw Field. Do you know where it is? Do you know what goes on out there? Chances are, most Clarksvillians don’t know much about the beehive that is Outlaw Field.

A young pilot trainee

Brooks Louie, 13, is ready for his second flight. He is already a member fo the Civil Air Patrol.

The local aviation facility serves as the basis for a myriad of aviation activity. Private pilots house their private planes and jets there. But there is much more than that going on at this unassuming little facility.

Interested in learning to fly, getting your pilot’s license? Outlaw Field has provisions to assist the budding pilot. Youngsters wishing to investigate and pursue flight instruction can join the CAP (Civilian Air Patrol).

People as young as 13 can sign up and learn about aviation, flight training and public service. Brooks Louie at 13 is taking flight lesson #2, and already has a dream of aviation and future study at the United States Air Force Academy.

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