AM Air Service will be offering helicopter rides during the festival. AM Air Service is from Schaumburg IL and also offers rides and tours throughout Chicagoland.
AM Air Service uses a Hughes OH-6A helicopter. The Hughes OH-6A was designed for use as a military scout during the Vietnam War to meet the U.S. Army's need for an extremely maneuverable light observation helicopter. Initially fielded in Vietnam in early 1968, the Hughes OH-6A was used for command and control, observation, target acquisition, and reconnaissance.
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas (Hughes)
Type: Light Observation Helicopter (LOH)
Year: First Flight 1963
Engine: Allison T63-5A turbo shaft, 252.5 shp
Rotor Diameter: 26 ft. 4in.
Overall length: 30ft. 3.75in.
Height: 8ft. 1.5in.
Empty Weight: 1,229 lbs.
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,700 lb.
Max range: 380 miles
Max speed: 150 mph (cruise) at sea level
Load/Armament: 4 equipped troops or 1,000 lb. of stores/cargo
Helicopter Rides will be $35/person during the festival.
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