PA National Guard Brings UH-60 to FatherFest

The Pennsylvania National Guard based in Fort Indiantown Gap, PA, will fly a UH-60 Black Hawk to West Chester’s American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) on Sunday, June 18. The medevac helicopter will be open to the public during AHMEC’s FatherFest from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The impressive Black Hawk provides air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command and control and special operations support to combat and stability and support operations. It is a utility tactical transport helicopter that replaces the UH-1 "Huey."

Also featured will be artist Steve Maloney’s mixed-media sculpture, “Take Me Home Huey,” a transformed boneyard U.S. Army Huey helicopter that served as an air ambulance and was shot down in 1969 during the Vietnam War. The revived copter will be accompanied by an award-winning eponymous documentary in AHMEC’s theatre.

FatherFest will have vendors and crafters, food trucks, bouncy houses and games, classic cars and motorcycles, and a beer garden with Malvern’s Locust Lane Craft Brewery. Helicopter rides in civilian aircraft will be available.

Tickets cost $10.00 each and helicopter rides cost $60.00 per person.

Members of the 2/104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct water bucket training May 22. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Neil Gussman/Released)

Medevac crews from the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct hoist training at Muir Army Airfield located at Fort Indiantown Gap, May 9, 2014. This training helps crews maintain proficiency to respond to emergencies at home and abroad. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Nichols/Released)