From I-74 take exit 190 (Laurinburg-Maxton Airport).
At the end of the exit turn right onto Airport Rd.
Proceed 1.7 miles. Jump zone is on the right.
Practice is held Tuesday – Thursday between 8:30am and 12:30pm.
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One of our major attractions can be found thousands of feet overhead. A particular source of Scotland County pride is the Golden Knights U.S. Army Parachute Teams, who use Laurinburg-Maxton Airport as their main training facility.
The Golden Knights have a distinguished past that reaches back to the Cold War days of 1959 when 13 hardy souls banded together as the Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute Team. In the half-century since, they have given jaw-dropping performances of both freefall formations and pinpoint accuracy at stadiums, events, air shows, and other venues across the United States and around the world.
The Golden Knights have two demo teams, the Black Team and the Gold Team, and two competition teams. Their latest innovation are Tandem Teams that reach out to bring citizens closer to the sport of skydiving.
While never failing to deliver oohs and aahs, the Golden Knights aren’t mere entertainers. They spend countless hours working with local recruiters and students, showing the kinds of futures the U.S. Army can help them realize.