Local organizers are hoping to create a local chapter of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, said William MacIntire, foundation member.
The foundation’s president, Ed Clark, is scheduled to appear at the meet-and-greet, MacIntire said.
MacIntire said anyone can join and potential members don’t need to have served in the military or be a pilot.
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“You just have to be enthusiastic,” MacIntire said.
The mostly-volunteer organization has about 2,200 members.
To attend, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation meet-and-greet is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Hangar 2 in Cahokia.
The foundation plans to have helicopters at the air show in Chesterfield, Mo., over the weekend.