Stop by Summerfest on Saturday from 1pm until 4pm to see a Black Hawk Helicopter!
The Blackhawk will be available to explore both inside & outside and pilots will be available to answer people’s questions.
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. (Wikipedia)
Top speed: 222 mph
Unit cost: 21,300,000–21,300,000 USD (2012)
Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft
Engine type: General Electric T700
Number built: about 4,000
Variants: Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk; Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk; Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk; Mitsubishi H-60
As the twin engines of the Black Hawk roar for a new mission, the powerful blades sweep through the air creating a cloud of dust and dirt. Within minutes, the pilot has the chopper rising thousands of feet in the air and racing at 150 miles per hour over the landscape of a foreign land. Today’s mission is to pass over enemy territory and deliver an 11-team crew to a strategic location on the battlefield.
The Black Hawk UH-60L helicopter has been a mainstay of American armed forces since it entered service in 1978. Its flexible configuration, survivability, and maneuverability make it the medium utility helicopter of choice by military forces around the world. The UH-60L and its derivatives have amassed more than 5 million flight hours, including casualty evacuations, troop transports, and search-and-rescue missions.
Want to learn more about how the Black Hawk works? Head over to this site.