The showcase of various types of helicopters from emergency medical services, law enforcement to military is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History.
“You very rarely get that opportunity to get that close to these vehicles because when you see them you’re looking up,” said Jan Galt Russell, director of operations at Marietta Museum of History.
Pilots and crewmembers will be available for questions. “People get to walk up to these helicopters that usually only see in the sky. You can see it, feel it, touch it, look inside but you also get to talk to the crewmembers. There’s a lot of personal interaction,” she said.
Bob Williams, a helicopter enthusiast and museum volunteer who also works for the city of Marietta, pitched the idea for the event to the Museum. “Everybody has a car show. He wanted to organize a helicopter show,” said Galt, a longtime Marietta resident.
“You don’t see that many of them in one place at one time,” Russell said.
The Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History is at 550 Perrin Road in Marietta.
Admission is free and parking is $5. The grounds are handicap accessible. Blue Ridge Helicopter will offer helicopter rides for $40 per person in cash.
For more information, visit www.mariettahistory.org or call (770) 794-5710.