Helmet cam footage above Tiger Stadium gives incredible bird's eye view delivering game ball
One sure sign it’s a big game is if a parachute team delivers the game ball on the field, and that was certainly the case for the Florida-LSU game in Death Valley.
The SOCOM Para-Commandos wrote on its Facebook page that it was an “electric” scene on the field in Baton Rouge, as they represented over 85,000 United States Special Operations Command personnel around the world.
“Thank you LSU Football fans! GEAUX TIGERS & GEAUX COMMANDEAUX!”
The SOCOM Para-Commandos regularly drop into big-time college football games, such as last year’s game between Georgia and LSU in Death Valley. They’ve also been to Bryant-Denny Stadium for LSU-Alabama games.
According to their Facebook page, the SOCOM Para-Commandos are the only joint service parachute demonstration team in the U.S. military. The team normally jumps from an altitude of 12,500 feet above the ground, freefalling about 2 miles and reaching speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour wearing smoke canisters on their feet to make them visible to the public below.
When the jumpers approach an altitude of 4,000 feet, they break their formation and glide in different directions, opening their parachutes approximately 2,500 feet above the ground.
Here is an incredible video of the drop from the sky over Tiger Stadium:
Here’s the ending to the video. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/17fxJBmSPS
— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) October 13, 2019