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Aircraft Announced to Celebrate USCG Aviation Centennial at Oshkosh

June 2, 2016 - The United States Coast Guard has been flying for 100 years, and they’re celebrating the anniversary of their aviation roots at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.

Several aircraft have been confirmed to attend the 2016 convention to help commemorate this important milestone in the U.S. Coast Guard’s history.

Planned aircraft include:

  • Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin short-range recovery helicopter
  • Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk medium-range helicopter
  • Lockheed HC-130 Hercules long-range surveillance aircraft
  • EADS HC-144 Ocean Sentry, medium-range surveillance aircraft
  • Alenia C-27 Spartan, medium-range surveillance aircraft

While the aircraft and events honoring the Coast Guard aviation centennial will take place throughout AirVenture week, many of the activities will be focused on Thursday, July 28. That day’s events will include a large contingent of Coast Guard aircraft, both fixed-wing and rotorcraft, with plane-side interviews throughout the day from Coast Guard pilots and aircrews. Some of those aircraft will fly in that day’s afternoon air show and a special evening program at Theater in the Woods will highlight the Coast Guard’s illustrious aviation history. Some of the Coast Guard’s top officers are also expected to participate in the activities at Oshkosh.

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