At Sun 'n Fun, rides in vintage Vietnam-era helicopters - FOX 13 News

At Sun 'n Fun, rides in vintage Vietnam-era helicopters

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You can take a step back in history at Sun 'n Fun, now going on at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. It's one you may not be able to take for much longer.

Retired Vietnam pilots are giving rides in helicopters that actually flew during the war.

The pilots are members of the Heritage Army Heritage Aviation Foundation. They travel around the country to air shows to exhibit the vintage Vietnam choppers, and educate people about the war. But perhaps the most thrilling thing they offer is for members of the general public to actually fly with them.

"We're all getting old, so we're not going to do this much longer, you know," Retire pilot Rusty Pickus told FOX 13 on Wednesday.

A ride costs $60 for eight minutes. They will be available Thursday and Friday. Sun 'n Fun runs until Sunday.

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