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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, August 21, 2015

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015: Boeing Plaza - Seahawk and Blackhawk

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo aircraft on display in Boeing Plaza at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 included a few helicopters as well.  Two members of the Sikorsky Blackhawk family and their crews were available for public access during the week. 

An MH-60S Seahawk was on hand from HSC-2 (Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two) "Fleet Angels," the East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron based in Norfolk, VA. The missions of the squadron include anti-ship warfare and combat search and rescue.  

A related aircraft, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection UH-60A Blackhawk, was part of a large contingent of assets on display (most of them in the U.S. government exhibit hangar that will be featured in a future post) that included other aircraft and patrol boats.  The aircraft's missions include agent insertion, disaster relief and interdiction of threats over land and water.  Along with the flight crew, the K9 handlers and their charges also interacted with visitors.  The Aero Experience thanks these helicopter crews for performing their vital role in maintaining our nation's security.

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