Annual fundraiser scheduled for tonight

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 04:53 PM.

In the skies around Havelock, the CH-46 Pedro helicopters are frequently assisting with the transport of motor vehicle crash victims to hospitals as well as assisting with searches. The helicopters played a prominent role in the rescue of flood victims during Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

“We’ve seen it over and over again, if you look at history, it has proved the utility of helicopters in medevac operations,” Allison said. “Many lives have been saved. The helicopter is one of the greatest inventions ever for the modern military. It’s transformational.”

The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Gala is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. Table sponsorships are $300.

For more information, call the tourist center at 444-4348, email or go online to

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