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The Southern California Detachment of the Arizona Chapter of the Georgia-based Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) will be offering rides in a Bell AH-1F Cobra gunship throughout the summer in several Southern California locations.
The Detachment is based at the world-famous Yanks Museum located at the Chino, California Airport. In addition to conducting flight operations from that location on July 14 and 28, Aug. 8, and Sept. 8 and 22, the Detachment will be bringing the Cobra to several aviation-related locations and events. These include the Wings and Rotors Air Museum in Murrieta on May 19 and 20; the Steve McQueen Car Show in Chino Hills on June 2; the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance on June 16; and the Wings Over Camarillo air show on Aug. 17, 18 and 19.
The cost is $325 for the standard ride and $525 for an extended ride. Riders sit in the front (gunner’s) seat and are taken on a simulated “fire mission” as the pilot in command takes them through the maneuvers and narrates the scenario.