Embry-Riddle Octoberwest 2011: Part 1

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The first week of October the Prescott campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University celebrated Octoberwest, the homecoming celebrations, usually that involves some alumni coming back, having dinner, a career expo, but I never saw something as nice as this year’s since 2008. In addition to the regular events we had 5 helicopters land on the soccer field and stay for the day, and a fly-in on Saturday. Also, N501SC, a Stemme S-10 converted to a gas/electric hybrid by  a team of students from the Daytona campus was also towed all the way here and reassembled in the parking lot for us to see.

Helicopter list

-Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk, AZ National Guard

-Robinson R22, Universal Helicopters

-Robinson R44, Universal

-Eurocopter EC130B4, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

-MD MD-900 Explorer, MD Helicopters

I was able to get the estimated time they were taking off and went down to the fields to wait.


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