Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter to Have It’s Final Landing at Pacific Aviation Museum on November 16th

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On the 235th anniversary of the US Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Hawaii pilots will bring a Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk helicopter in for a final landing at its new home at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Tuesday, November 16, at 11am.

A Sikorsky SH60 Seahawk

“This fly-in will be exciting for us. It’s an acquisition for the Museum through a process done by the US Navy when they no longer have a need for an aircraft. We’ll welcome it and give it a good home,” said Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, in making the announcement today.

This “Easy Rider 60” reached its service life cycle and will become part of the Museum’s collection, residing in the Museum’s 85,000 sq. ft. Hangar 79, home of the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, Bell UH-1 “Huey“, Bell AH-1 Sea Cobra, Stinson L-5 and others. Visitors to the Museum will be able to experience the aircraft on the Aviator’s Tour.

Assigned to the Easy Riders of the HSL-37 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, this particular helicopter has been on deployments throughout the world during its life cycle.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is open 8am to 5pm daily and is accessed by air-conditioned shuttle buses from the Arizona Memorial parking area. Daily, visitors from all over the world view the historic aircraft, enjoy hands on technology experiences including combat flight simulators, hear moving stories told by docents, and see “a date which will live In infamy” through historic films and audio. The museum gift shop and restaurant are unique in their offerings and their authentic 1940s ambiance.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and preserves Pacific aviation history. Their 4th Anniversary Gala—“Party Like It’s 1945” Dinner Fundraiser is scheduled for December 2, 2010.

The Museum provides educational programs for adults and children and is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard in Hangar 37 on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.  Opened December 6, 2006, this year the Museum welcomed its 500,000th visitor and was ranked as one of the “top ten aviation attractions” nationally by TripAdvisor. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets, information, and to download a coupon for a free combat simulator flight.

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