Helicopters Make Their Home at Museum of Flight for American Heroes Airshow

Helicopters large and small, for war and peace, on view for free with crews all day

SEATTLE – A wide variety of agencies will show the diverse capabilities of helicopters in law enforcement, public safety, communications, search and rescue, homeland security and national defense when the American Heroes Airshow comes to the Museum on May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A boy enjoys sitting in the pilot's seat of a Coast Guard helicopter at the American Heroes Airshow at The Museum of Flight. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.

A boy enjoys sitting in the pilot’s seat of a Coast Guard helicopter at the American Heroes Airshow at The Museum of Flight. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.

The Museum’s East Parking Lot will fill with military and civilian helicopters flown here to participate in this family friendly, helicopter-only event. Flight crews will be on hand for questions and children are welcome to sit in the cockpits. The show also includes the CODE3 Career Expo with recruiting teams from law enforcement, public service and the military. Visitors are welcome to come early or stay late to see the helicopters arrive or depart.

The event also honors American patriotism. At 11 a.m., Museum visitors are invited to attend the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ naturalization ceremony for members of the military, first responders and aviators who have applied for U.S. citizenship. During the afternoon, the Missing in America Project will have a Military Honors Service for 12 unclaimed veterans.

Participants
Joint Base Lewis-McChord 2-158 Aviation Battalion and 1-229 Attack Recon Battalion
Airlift Northwest
Northwest Helicopter
U.S. Coast Guard
San Juan Aviation
King County Sheriff’s Dept.
Drug Enforcement Agency
Embry Riddle
Seattle Police
Seattle Passport
Dept. Homeland Security
Spokane County Sheriff’s Dept.
U.S. Navy
Dogs on Deployment

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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