It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s actually the U.S. Army Special Ops. On Tuesday, June 30, turn your eyes to the sky for a sight to behold. The Black Dagger Parachute Demonstration Team is coming in hot and skydiving into Birmingham in honor of our healthcare workers. Keep reading to learn where they’ll be heading.
UPDATE: Event rescheduled until further notice due to weather.
So who are these people jumping out of a plane?
An elite team of the U.S. Army Special Ops known as the “Black Daggers” is the official parachute demonstration team. Yes—they jump out of planes for a living among many other brave feats.
Want a sneak peek into what their days look like? Check out this video. ⬇️
Throughout the month of June, the Black Daggers have been showing their appreciation for healthcare workers in a unique way. They’ve skydived into places like Jacksonville, FL, Charlotte, NC and now they’re making their way to the Magic City.
Where to catch the Black Daggers in Birmingham
The elite team will parachute into three different locations around the city. Plan ahead and get a good spot to see this once in a lifetime demonstration. They’ll be flying into:
Grandview Medical Campus @ 9:30AM
- 3690 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
Brookwood Baptist Hospital @ 12:30PM
- 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
UAB Campus Green @ 3:30PM
- 1600 9th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
We are well aware that healthcare workers deserve to be honored for their sacrifices and courage. After all, not all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs. In honor of these everyday heroes, the Black Daggers continue to take to the sky as a symbol of honor for healthcare workers responding to COVID-19.
If jumping out of a plane isn’t for you, check out these articles about how you can help Birmingham’s healthcare workers now.
- 7 unique ways to help Birmingham’s healthcare + hospitality workers now
- 9 ways to support Birmingham nurses NOW
- 5 unique ways to show support for healthcare and hospitality workers now
- Let’s not forget the easiest way to show support: wear your mask and social distance