Monday, March 12, 2012

Heli-Expo 2012 and Huey Follow up

PFLUGERVILLE, TX – MARCH 12, 2012 – LiveAirShowTV traveled up to the Dallas Convention Center for the Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo 2012.  Over a million square feet of exhibit space will filled with everything helicopters!  Take a quick look at some of the latest rotary wing aircraft from the major manufacturers and suppliers.  In addition to the latest models, HAI sets aside space for older aircraft in the Heritage of Helicopters display.  “I almost felt more comfortable around the older choppers”, said Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV President.  “The new models are very cool, and some of the technology is amazing, but I just love the look, feel and smell of aircraft that have done their time.”  We also spoke with Sikorsky on their Legacy of Heroes Tour which celebrates and honors first responders all over the world.

Aside from getting to see beautiful helicopters in the middle of winter, the main reason for our trip was to catch up with the crew of the 25th Infantry Huey Helicopter that jumped into action last September at the Reno Air Races.  They were awarded the EuroCopter “Golden Hour Award” for their actions.  The biggest surprise was when they introduced us to the original Crew Chief that flew with pilot Ray Murphy in Vietnam.  Our original story is posted on our website, and it was an honor to be with them for this event.

Air show season is cranking up and LiveAirShowTV is working on the schedule of shows that we will be attending.  Keep watching for news on the schedule and for stories as we continue to bring you the “Inside Story” on performers and aircraft.  In the coming weeks, you’ll meet Jason Newburg, and Rob Holland.  We will also preview the IMAX feature Air Racers 3D which premieres in April.

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