The most popular day at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is this Saturday, May 27th. Director of Marketing Deb Hermann says their Helicopter Day activities get underway at 10 a.m.
Helicopters taking part include Midwest Medical Transportation, law enforcement, commercial and private helicopters. The Nebraska National Guard will land first with a UH-72 Lakota, UH-60 Black Hawk and a CH-47 Chinook. Those attending can watch the helicopters fly overhead and then land at the museum. Hermann says the spectators can then visit with the pilots – including medical and law officials about their careers and get a firsthand view of each aircraft. Galaxy Enterprises of Holdrege will also be there offering rides for a fee.
Hermann says there are also several events taking place inside the museum. There will be a drone workshop, activities for children that include a balloon artist and make-and-take activities by Midwest Medical Transport. The theater will be showing Crazy Engineering Mars Helicopter- presenting the challenges of helicopter motion on mars and The Future Goes Vertical – presented by NASA on the future of rotorcraft. Admission applies for the indoor activities.
The helicopters will be on display until 2 p.m.