Westfield International Airshow in conjuction with Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, MA

A CENTURY OF AIRPOWER August 12 & 13, 2017

Westfield International Airshow

A CENTURY OF AIRPOWER August 12 & 13, 2017

Westfield International Airshow

A CENTURY OF AIRPOWER August 12 & 13, 2017

Westfield International Airshow

A CENTURY OF AIRPOWER
August 12 & 13, 2017

Black Daggers US Army Spec Ops Parachute Team

Black Daggers US Army Spec Ops Parachute Team

The US Army Special Ops Command Parachute Demo Team - the Black Daggers - is comprised entirely of volunteers from throughout the Army Special Operations community. They have diverse backgrounds and possess various military specialties. The team represents the professionalism and dedication of SpecOps forces and performs aerial demonstrations in support of US Army Special Operations Command community outreach and recruiting efforts.

The Black Daggers use the military variant of the ram-air parachute, which allows a free-fall parachutist the ability to jump with more than 100lbs of additional equipment attached. In addition to the extra weight, the jumper must also withstand high winds, frigid temperatures and low oxygen levels, all of which require the jumper to be highly skilled.