The Michigan Army National Guard will fly two helicopters, a UH-60M Black Hawk and a CH-47F Chinook, to Northern Michigan University on Thursday, April 26. The aircraft will be on a static display for the public from 1-3 p.m. on the NMU soccer fields at the corner of Wright and Lincoln Streets. Beginning at 3 p.m., current military members and cadets in NMU’s Wildcat Battalion ROTC program will participate in orientation flights on the aircraft. If recent heavy snowfall adversely impacts the condition of the soccer fields, the alternate site will be the east side of the Berry Events Center.
As in years past, the Michigan Army National Guard is conducting this visit as an aviation officer orientation and recruiting event.
“This will provide a great venue for interested students, cadets and current military members to explore available opportunities that exist as an aviation officer and pilot within the Michigan National Guard,” said LTC Jonathan Rastall, head of NMU’s military science department. “Additionally, campus and community members are welcome to come and take a look at the aircraft while they’re on static display.”