On August 16th, 1940, 48 volunteers from the US Army performed an official parachute drop for the first time. To commemorate this event, in 2002 August 16th was named the US National Airborne Day.
Airborne forces played a big part of World War II: both in the Pacific and the European theaters. The XVIII Airborne Corps was created in 1942, in 1944 it participated in Operation Overlord, and today it remains as a rapid deployment force, earning the nickname "America's Contingency Corps."
UH-1C XM-30 available for Golden Eagles
From August 16th (11:00 GMT) until August 19th (11:00 GMT)
The American UH-1C XM-30 utility helicopter will be temporarily available for Golden Eagl...