44News Joins SOCOM Para-Commandos 12,000 Feet in the Air

44News Reporter Ella Shemwell jumped out of a plane with members of the Special Operations Command Parachute Team.

Posted: Aug 13, 2021 12:46 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2021 1:07 PM

Flying up 12,000 feet in the air, and coming down 120 MPH - that's what 44News Reporter Ella Shemwell had the chance to do with an amazing sky diving team on Thursday.

The Para-Commandos are the US Special Operations Command's premier aerial parachute demonstration team. They perform as high as 13,500 feet and as low as 2,000 across the nation, and this weekend, you can catch them in the Owensboro Air Show.

Click here for the full schedule for this weekend's Owensboro Air Show

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