The Parachute Heroes

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

Soldiers are meant to fight, but the fight does not always have to be in the battle field. There are some soldiers who do not go to war, but instead, stay behind to serve as a beacon of light; to remind and inspire the nation of what soldiers did for their country.

Some soldiers serve as ambassadors, to reach out to communities and once again tell their story to the people. In the world we live in now, where technology makes our lives easier, it is much easier to get distracted. With our lives being so modern these days, we tend to forget how rich and meaningful our culture and history is.

We have been numbed by the luxuries of this now modern world that we often fail to appreciate the beauty of our past. This is why some soldiers have to stay behind, so that they can tell their chronicles and evoke the emotions and memories that we seem to have forgotten.

Such ambassadors are the SkyHawks of Canada. As shown in the video, they work hard for five long weeks to prepare a world class elite demonstration. They have to stay physically fit and train vigorously to practice and perfect their show for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

The SkyHawks don’t simply provide a show or demonstration. It is not just about the aerobic formations. If we take a deeper look, they are giving a glimpse of their lives as soldiers of the Air Force. These soldiers work as hard as the soldiers in the battle field. The risk that they take to fly is as much as the risk it takes to fight in war.

They are a beacon of light to us, for they show us that flying for freedom, no matter how hard it is, can is a beautiful thing.