The Army ROTC program brought a pair of 11-ton conversation pieces to Pennsylvania College of Technology on April 14, landing two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters on The Madigan Library lawn. Pilots and crew chiefs were available to answer questions about the aircraft, which were flying cadets to Fort Indiantown Gap. The display, supplemented by military vehicles available for inspection elsewhere on campus, drew hundreds of curiosity seekers – students, faculty/staff and youngsters from the Children's Learning Center, among them – undeterred by mud from getting a close-up glimpse of the military machines.
— Photos by Whitnie-Rae Mays, student photographer
(unless noted otherwise)
Approaching from the northeast
Parker Bennett, whose father, Daniel R., is an information technology security analyst at the college, temporarily joins the flight crew.
The view from Madigan Library, as seen by digital publishing specialist Larry D. Kauffman
A rare peek inside
Korbin Richard, grandson of Gail A. Ritchey, records retrieval assistant in the Registrar's Office, comes by his comfort naturally: His father, Spencer, is an Army recruiter in York (and presided over the community's 2007 Flag Day march through main campus).
Oliver B. Martell, an HVAC student from Ardsley, N.Y., tries out the pilot's seat.
Drawing a crowd
Taylor P. Gray, an information technology major who serves with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, talks with Lt. Col. Mark Krabill.
The 60- by - 30-foot American flag at the main campus entrance offers a fitting backdrop for Army visitors.
Students also got a glimpse of other vehicles ...
... in the parking lot south of the library.
Onlookers line Hagan Way for a lunchtime look.
Taking off for the flight to Lebanon County