Friends of Army Aviation presenting Armed Forces Day celebration at TROY Dothan Campus

The May 15 event will feature rides for the public in a historic UH-1 Huey helicopter, along with several other attractions.

The May 15 event will feature rides for the public in a historic UH-1 Huey helicopter, along with several other attractions.

Friends of Army Aviation, a Wiregrass nonprofit dedicated to preserving the legacy of U.S. Army Aviation, is joining forces with Troy University for an Armed Forces Day celebration Saturday, May 15 at TROY’s Dothan Campus.

The celebration’s featured attraction is the FOAA’s Ride program, which will give customers a chance to fly in a historic UH-1 Huey helicopter.

The day-long program begins at 8 a.m. and features a parachute demonstration from the Round Canopy Parachuting Team-USA at 9:30 a.m., flag demonstrations, recognition of all branches of the U.S. military, FOAA’s Traveling Aviation Museum, and food vendors, among other attractions.

“We’re pleased to host this event honoring the men and women of our great nation’s military,” said Dothan Campus Vice Chancellor Dr. Don Jeffrey, a veteran of the Army National Guard. “Friends of Army Aviation are giving the public an opportunity to experience a piece of American history, and TROY is committed to honoring our armed forces in any way we can.”

The flights, which cost $50 per person, start at 10 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m.

“Dr. Jeffrey and Chancellor Hawkins understand what we’re trying to do, and this is a great collaboration between the university and us,” said FOAA President John “Doc” Holladay. “We’re very happy and pleased to be bringing this event to the public.”

Tickets can be purchased on site the day of the event or in advance by visiting this link.

For more information, contact Greg Phillips at 334-372-5448.

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