MILWAUKEE — Aerial acts are the stars of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show. But some groups ditch the planes altogether.
“What we can do is a variety of what we call “CRW” — Canopy Relative Work — where we take our canopies and we stack them together,” said Luke Vesci, Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman.
During a public demonstration, the goal is to be seen.
In combat situations, it’s quite the opposite.
“It’s biggest tactical value is for its stealth ability to get a group of people into somewhere quietly,” Lt. Geyer said.
“Whether that’s getting guys into a combat zone undetected, or we can also rig a boat up to drop it out of an aircraft,” Vesci said.
Unlike the jet demonstration teams at the Air Show, the Leap Frogs land right in front of the crowds.
“One of the things that’s pretty special for us is we are able to actually have kids from the local community come and help us pack our parachutes,” Lt. Geyer said.
They are putting a face to one of the most covert corners of our nation’s military.