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Helicopter Rides

Helicopter rides at Corn Fest

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
Crew: Two
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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Helicopter rides