Navy, Marine and Coast Guard helicopters from throughout the U.S. descended on NAS Whiting Field Monday, Oct. 24, for a week of training and knowledge sharing at the base’s annual Fleet Fly In.
“The goal of the event is to expose helicopter student aviators to new helicopters in addition to the TH-57s they are used to, so they can make informed decisions moving forward,” helicopter squadron eight Commander Steve Audelo said.
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Student aviators had the opportunity to speak with pilots and test out flying Navy SH-60s and other helicopters from all over the U.S. during NAS Whiting Field’s annual Fleet Fly In.
Instructional pilots performed flight demonstrations in NAS Whiting Fields Navy TH-57 training helicopters as part of a friendly competition between the student’s squadrons.
NAS Whiting Field flight academy student aviators and their families cheer on the instructional pilots as they perform precision maneuvers in a friendly competition Thursday, Oct. 27, as part of the base’s annual Fleet Fly In.
In addition to Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, student aviators got to get up close and personal with the larger Marine CH-53 Super Stallion.