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Army Aviation Heritage Foundation’s Cobra 589 On Display At Yanks

On May 21st, 2017, Yanks Air Museum in Chino had on display the Black Pearl (589) attack helicopter and offered A Living History Flight Experience, along with air show events during the summer of 2017. The Cobra 589 had embarked on a four-month journey which started on May 13th, 2017. The four-month mission plan was to tour Southern California and flying in tribute to Veterans.

This event was a joint effort by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation’s Arizona Chapter and the AAHF’s Southern California Detachment. The event also provided an opportunity to recruit new members for the Southern California Detachment. Membership to the AAHF is comprised mostly of US Army Vietnam Veterans. However, membership also comprised of veterans from all branches of the military and civilians. The veteran membership’s time of service spans from the Vietnam War to the Afghanistan War.

The AAHF is comprised of America’s finest.  It is a worthwhile and rewarding organization to do volunteer work.  The mission statement of the AAHF is: “We Preserve the History of Army Aviation.  We Protect the Legacy of Army Aviation.  We Promote the Future of Army Aviation”.

Members involved with the movement of the aircraft were: Dave Gross, Bob Sullivan, John Harris, Tommy Filler along with long time life member, and one-time AAHF Member of the Year, Ron Warner.

To learn more or for specific questions regarding the Cobra 589 project, please contact Dave Sale ( or Ron Warner (

Video Credit: Tommy Anderson Photography & Art

Editorial Credit: Dave Gross provided the input for this article.