US Navy Officers Parachute Into Central Park

On Thursday evening, the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team captured the attention of the city by landing onto Central Park’s Great Lawn from 8,000 feet in the air.

Instagram user @dannydalypix took a video – from 83rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues – showing two Leap Frogs descending into the park, with one holding and waving an American flag.

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The Central Park Conservancy shared this video from inside the park:

According to the Leapfrog’s Youtube channel, “The U.S. Navy Parachute Team began in 1969 when Navy SEALs and Underwater Demolition Team members volunteered to perform at weekend air shows. The team was officially commissioned ‘The Leap Frogs’ in 1974 by the Chief of Naval Operations with the mission to demonstrate Navy excellence throughout the United States. Each team member has conducted real-world operations before volunteering to join this elite unit known as the Leap Frogs. Following a three-year commitment with the Navy Parachute Team, they will return to their operational units.” Learn more about the Leapfrogs at navyleapfrogs.com.




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