Grandson Quinton is a PFC in the Louisiana National Guard, and the other day, they told him that they wanted him to get a chance to fly in a Blackhawk helicopter. Some sort award for being a super trooper. So, he showed up at the appointed time.
US Army Blackhawk helicopter.
He was able to get a door seat, and they didn't close the doors.
An areal view of Camp Beauregard, LA, just outside of Pineville.
Flying in helicopters is fun. Most of the time. He said they were in the air for a half-hour and he really enjoyed it.