The American Heroes Air Show, an event dedicated to showcasing the role of helicopters in the military and parapublic sectors, is set to return to Southern California this summer.
Taking place at the Hansen Dam Recreation Complex in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, June 30, the admission free event will feature helicopters from local, regional, state and federal agencies, and will help provide insight as to why these aircraft and their crews are on the front line of public safety and community service.
The events opening ceremony will include a colourful jump by the LA County Sheriffs Golden Stars skydiving team, while at SAR SITE1, the finest local search and rescue (SAR) teams from mountain, urban, swiftwater, canine and combat organizations will be introduced to the community, offering the opportunity to check out technical rope rescue gear and become a reserve volunteer with a local SAR team.
A large range of aircraft will be on static display, providing a unique glimpse into the design history of rotary-wing aviation, from the classic Bell-47 and the elegant lines of the U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin to the Hi-Tech muscle of the “Pavehawk” Sikorsky helicopter used by the U.S. Air Forces elite combat search and rescue unit.
The show is also home to the CODE3 Career Fair, with recruiting teams from law enforcement, public safety, government service and the military in attendance.
Many of the air crews will have unit/squadron collectables for sale to support their morale and welfare funds.