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UH-72A Lakota

The OC Air Show will feature a demo of the UH-72A Lakota helicopter from the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment on June 15-16, 2019 over the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.   The UH-72A Lakota is a light utility helicopter used for search and rescue operations, reconnaissance and surveillance, and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC)... View Article


The OC Air Show will feature a demo of the UH-72A Lakota helicopter from the U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment on June 15-16, 2019 over the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland.

 

The UH-72A Lakota is a light utility helicopter used for search and rescue operations, reconnaissance and surveillance, and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions. It is only used in non-combat, non-hostile environments.

 

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The UH-72A is a twin-engine, single-main-rotor commercial helicopter. It has seating for two pilots and up to six passengers. Two Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines, combined with an advanced four-blade rotor system, provide lift and speed in a wide range of operating conditions. The Lakota is equipped with modern communication and navigation avionics. It includes a 3-axis autopilot and single pilot IFR capability. The cockpit is compatible with night vision devices.

 

The U.S. Army 2nd Aviation Detachment is also known as the “Wings of West Point.” They are based at New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY.

 

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