19-065 Kansas National Guard to conduct orientation flight Oct. 23

Community leaders from Overland Park and the surrounding area will be flying out of Johnson County Community College Campus, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, aboard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flown by the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation.

The flights are part of the Kansas National Guard’s Community Connect program to increase awareness of the Guard, its people and the role they play in protecting the security, health and safety of Kansans. Flight participants will include representatives from local government, education, and businesses.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is the aerial workhorse of the Kansas Army National Guard. It is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter used for soldier and equipment transport, aeromedical evacuation, support for ground troops, and other missions.