Here’s your chance to ride in an iconic Vietnam era Huey helicopter, and honor our veterans! Thanks to special arrangements through Friends of Army Aviation, we are offering helicopter rides for the Arcadia 150th. Sign up now for tickets online, because flights will be based on sign up days, on a first come, first ride basis.

After you purchase your tickets, you will get an Order Number: please save that Order Number, and bring it with you the day of the flight.

You will want to show up early to get your actual flight times. When you show up the Friends of Army Aviation volunteers will give you color coded wrist bands and a time you will be flying, so you will not have to wait in any lines. If you have issues signing up for tickets, please use the website to contact Friends of Army Aviation personnel and they will help you. Again, there are no set times, so flights will be on a first come first ride basis.

Click the link below to buy your tickets at the Friends of Army Aviation website:

Arcadia Iowa Ride Event (150th Celebration)


A special thank you to our initial sponsors:

Jeff Dentlinger at Farm Bureau Financial Services

New Way Ford in Coon Rapids

Carrollton Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale

Collins Aerospace

Van Wall