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Contact: Ahna Wilson, 717-338-4411
Visitors to Eisenhower National Historic Site will have a special opportunity to get up close to a pair of UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters of the New Jersey Army National Guard on April 22. The aircraft will be flying over Gettysburg National Military Park and landing at the Eisenhower Site as part of a New Jersey Army National Guard educational mission for senior level educators and staff from the state colleges of New Jersey.
Throughout the day visitors to the Eisenhower Site will have a very good opportunity to see Blackhawks taking off and landing. Starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. and continuing until about 4 p.m., the pilots and crew chiefs of the helicopters will be landing and taking off, as well as demonstrating, showing, and answering questions at a powered down aircraft. The public will be able to get on board the aircraft on the ground and take photos. In addition, Captain Haczyk, an Infantry Officer, will speak on modern day tactics versus the Civil War era, along with the specific implementation of aviation units to the modern battlefield. Final departure of the aircraft will be approximately 4 p.m.
Entrance to Eisenhower National Historic Site by shuttle bus only. For tickets and shuttle buses, go to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, with discounts for children and groups. The first bus departs at 9 a.m.