The Rick Mercer Report

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Army UH-60 Blackhawk

We have confirmation of another visitor to our show. The Blackhawk will be on static display so getting up close is a real treat.
The UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61. The UH-60A entered service with the Army in 1979, to replace the UH-1 Iroquois as the Army's tactical transport helicopter.
We're beginning to pick up some steam and blogging will be a little more intense as we get closer to the show date.
Parking, tickets, and special days are coming up. We are teaming up with some local restaurants so keep an eye open to the blog and web site. We will be advising you of critical updates, like parking, timing and a last special weekend to get special discounted pricing on tickets as well as t-shirts.
Don't forget the Gala. Tickets are selling well for the event, and it promises to be a real flash bang event.