Gathering of Mustangs & Legends - Opening Ceremonies Flag Jump





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Published on Oct 13, 2007

Opening Ceremonies Flag Jump

The Gathering of Mustangs & Legends
"The Final Roundup"
Rickenbacker International Airport
Columbus, Ohio
Friday September 28, 2007

IN THIS VIDEO, watch as one jumper exits from the Cessna 182 jump aircraft and deploys the American flag while the national anthem is played. The jumper is being circled by the four PT-17 Stearmans of the Red Baron Squadron, and as he makes his decent upon Rickenbacker International Airport, a flight of three P-51 Mustangs makes a pass down the show line (behind the flag) to help open up the Friday show. The jumper featured in the video is Paul McCowan, the founder of the E Team Skydivers, based in Ohio. His site is at http://www.eteamskydivers.com . Please direct all e-mails regarding any performances to Paul and make sure to tell him I sent you.

Paul McCowan also performed the opening ceremonies flag jump at the 2008 Joint Services Open House at Andrews AFB. You can view that jump at http://youtube.com/watch?v=2RDmLYRgB3k .

This video, along with all other videos I have posted from the Gathering of Mustangs & Legends, is not available for purchase on DVD, but a DVD will be available of the show at http://www.gml2007.com . Please feel free to check out my other videos from the Gathering of Mustangs & Legends on my website - http://www.zingeraviation.com .

Please visit ZINGER AVIATION MEDIA for more aviation and airshow videos!

Comments • 246

That is awesome...thank you for sharing...
William Stevens
Korea and Vietnam I fought for that flag. And for those who dislike it, I am still able and capable Airborne all the way! 
Richard Boggs
I just love airshows and this tops this awesome show. How proud! Indeed a spectacular sight 
There are no words to describe the feeling of pride that I felt as Paul guided that magnificent flag down to the beautiful sounds of our National Anthem representing our Free Republic!!!
Simply AWESOME~! And 103 "dislikes" ??? What a shame~!
Ben Jammin
@bobcook28 because what this man dude was pretty freaking awesome don't you think? I didn't expect that flag to pop out.
Greg Ayo
Blue White & Red = France
wait....how the fuck does he land without the flag touching the ground???
George Washington
amazing. this is unreal.
don't let the flag touch the ground :(
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