“It’s heavy,” 10-year-old Hailey Mouw said Wednesday as Army Sgt. First Class Aaron Figel helped her put on parachuter’s gear at the Ridgecrest Branch Library.
Hailey was one of several children to get a hands-on experience of the gear used by the Black Daggers, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command demonstration parachute team during a presentation.
Figel and fellow Black Dagger team member Sgt. First Class Eudelio Prieto Jr. visited the library to provide a taste of what spectators would expect for the upcoming China Lake Airshow Saturday and Sunday. The Black Daggers are one of many participants in the event.