Ten skydivers will jump on 9/11/11 at 10:00am ET from an airplane over Ground Zero to fly 10 giant US flags and honor the courage of those who lost their lives during the attacks 10 years ago.
The skydivers are members of the Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team based on Middletown, Ohio. Since its formation in 2001, they have performed in almost 1,000 exhibition skydives as far as Moscow and Normandy. The team has also jumped over balloon festivals, air shows, NASCAR, Indy Car, symphony performances, golf courses, amusement parks, mall parking lots, tennis courts, Red Bull Air Races and Veteran support events.
This jump will obviously be a memorable one for the team. Citing the importance of the upcoming skydive, Fastrax skydiver and spokesman David Hart said:
“The tribute also honors the service men and women who have and still are fighting to protect and preserve our freedom. Some of the jumpers will carry special mementos from 9/11 survivors on the skydive. Team Fastrax paid a very similar tribute on 9/11/08 and jumped with seven U.S. flags over Ground Zero, but this jump includes the largest flag, which is 7,800 square feet.”
Here is the video of the team’s skydive in 2008 to commemorate the 7th anniversary of 9/11: