|By Carmelo Turdo|
In Part 3 of this series, The Aero Experience will focus on one of the main activities of the day - helicopter and airplane rides - provided by JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Services). Several hundred visitors took rides in the organization's Robinson R44 helicopter and Helio H-295 Courier short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft. There was a steady lineup of riders for each aircraft throughout the day, many of whom were taking their first flight ever. The experienced JAARS crews provided a well organized and safe way to share the joy of flight and informed those who were interested in their mission field work.
|Michael Bunn and Daryl Bussert|
The JAARS crews were busy all day giving flights in the Robinson R44 helicopter and the Helio Courier. The Aero Experience brings to you some views of the flights as seen from the flight operations area:
The Aero Experience thanks the JAARS staff for their hospitality and for setting the example for Aviation Service. Thanks also to the staff and volunteers at Pekin Municipal Airport for producing a great Midwest Aviation community event.