Established in Los Angeles in 1992, the show began as a grass-roots community effort to celebrate the dynamic role of helicopters in law enforcement, fire service, search and rescue, homeland security, communications and national defense. Today, this non-profit event is offered in several major U.S. cities, enabling spectators from coast-to-coast the opportunity to view advanced military and civilian helicopters and meet the pilots who fly them.
Subject to local fire conditions the organizers expect aircraft from U.S. Forest Service, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles City Fire Department, CAL FIRE, Ventura County and others from law enforcement and EMS.
The show features aerial demonstrations including:
- Helicopter displays, flyovers and tactical demonstrations
- Interactive exhibits and hands-on family activities
- Public safety and emergency preparedness displays
- Helicopter rides
- Live local entertainment
- Public safety career fair