Aviation and Static Display Requests
Anyone can request a Kentucky National Guard Army or Air flyover for their particular event. CURRENTLY, THE US ARMY HAS EMBARGOED ARMY AVIATION ASSETS FOR FLY OVERS. If you request an “Air” flyover, you may receive a C-130 Hercules flyover.
A public affairs flyover is a single straight and level flight by not more than four of the same type military aircraft from a single service over a predetermined point on the ground at a specific time and not involving aerobatics or demonstrations. The event must meet Dept. of Defense and appropriate service public affairs criteria and be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration prior to the aviation support occurring.
Requesting a flyover is essentially a two-step process. First, you must get approval from the National Guard Bureau (NGB) utilizing a DD2535 to have the flyover. Second, you must request the flyover from the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office (PAO@Kentuckyguard.com or 502-607-1898)
Once you receive approval, you can coordinate directly with either the Kentucky Army National Guard Flight Operations (502) 607-6006 or Kentucky Air National Guard Flight Operations (502) 413-4581. Flight Operations (Army or Air) cannot perform the flyover until NGB has approved the request. However, coordination can be done concurrently while the request is pending. Once your request is approved by NGB, you are “eligible” to have the military participate in your event, but it’s not guaranteed.
Here’s an example of how to fill out a DD 2535 (PDF format)
Download a blank DD2535(PDF format)
Once you have completed the DD2535 (including the FAA signing off on the event), you need to fax the document to:
1. ARMY or AIR, depending on assets requested (you can find that fax number on page 4 of the DD 2535)
2. Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs: (502) 607-1898
3. Kentucky Air National Guard Public Affairs: (502) 413-4484
4. Kentucky Army National Guard or Kentucky Air National Guard Flight Operations.
If you would like to request a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter or OH-58a/c Kiowa helicopter static display at your event, you must submit a DD Form 2535 (same form as above for a flyover) at least 30 days prior to the event.
Submit this request to PAO@Kentuckyguard.com or fax to the Kentucky National Guard public affairs office at (502) 607-1264. **IF YOU FAX A DOCUMENT TO THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE – YOU MUST EMAIL US AND LET US KNOW. We cannot guarantee that your fax will be received if you do not take this important step.
This request must receive approval from the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs before it’s supported.
You must fully substantiate how your event and how the Kentucky National Guard would benefit from having a Helicopter Static display.
Whether it’s a band, color guard, drill team, guest speaker or military vehicle display, Army personnel and vehicles always turn heads at parades, military appreciation days, and other ceremonies across the country. Citizens and community organizations can request a military band, color guard, exhibits or guest speakers to support their local event.
In order to request a static display, you must submit a DD form 2536 to the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office (PAO@Kentuckyguard.com). You can also fax the DD 2536 to (502) 607-1264. **IF YOU FAX A DOCUMENT TO THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE – YOU MUST EMAIL US AND LET US KNOW. We cannot guarantee that your fax will be received if you do not take this important step. The Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office retains approval rights for all static displays. Your local recruiter can assist you with submitting the DD 2536 as well.
Download a blank DD2536 form.