Thursday, June 10, 2010

plan ahead for the american heroes air show

(SAT 6/19) *Great Father's Day Weekend Activity!


From HeliGirl:

I'm writing to give you a heads up about an event I volunteer to put on every year at Boeing Field. It's called the American Heroes Air Show and Code 3 Fair. It's a free helicopter and public service event we hold every June at the Museum of Flight in the museum's parking lot.

The American Heroes Air Show was started as a way to increase public awareness and knowledge about the helicopters in our skies and their vital roll in our community. Aircraft scheduled this year will include EMS, police, Customs and Border Protection, DEA, Army, Navy, Air Force, collectors and flight schools. Attendees can learn about the public service aircraft serving our communities, learn about how to become a helicopter pilot, and get information on careers in these fields.

Each year we bring in more than a dozen helicopters (17 are scheduled this year) that will be on static display for the public to view, climb in, and talk to their crews. Additionally, we offer helicopter rides for $40 each, so helicopters will be flying by all day for added effect. :)

In the past few years we've added the Code 3 Fair, which is a public service education and recruitment fair. This year we have about a dozen participants, most of which bring "big toys" for kids of all ages - fire engines, bomb truck, police cars, etc.

This year the event is from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 19. Parking and admission is free (museum admission is extra).

Enthusiasts will want to know when they can be there to watch the aircraft arrive. Our first arrival for the morning is scheduled for 7 am (a Chinook), with the action really picking up with arrivals every 15 minutes at 8 a.m. The public is welcome to come and watch the arrivals from the safety of the museum's lawn. We have a sponsor who's offered to provide FREE coffee, hot chocolate and pastries to anyone coming early to watch the action.

Thanks again,
American Heroes Air Show, Seattle

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