Courageous Kids Climbing is hosting an event for legally blind individuals between the ages of 7 and 103 years to do a hands on tour of an Idaho Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Gowen Field in Boise.

Soldiers will be conducting the tour and allowing participants to touch the helicopter so they can get a better understanding of what a Blackhawk helicopter is. Each participant will bring a guest to help escort them. Each participant will pass a approval process through security channels before being allowed to enter the base.

Because this event is held on a military installation lots of fun rules come into play. You must check in at the front gate and each adult must be prepared to present a valid identification card, like a drivers license or DoD identification card along with vehicle registration and proof of insurance. You, your vehicle and possessions are subject to search at any time. When you get within 25 feet of the aircraft, you cannot wear any jewelry including necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc. If you must wear a wedding ring, please let them know and they will tape over it. All pockets above the waist must be empty. Sunglasses cannot be worn when looking at the cockpit and prescription eyeglasses should be secured or removed. Photos can only be taken where you have permission. Wouldn’t want to be sneaking any military secrets out!

Of you or someone you know is legally blind and would be interested in this fun, free event, the applications must be completed and in no later than April 20th.

LINC has three offices to serve you.

1182 Eastland Drive North
Suite C
Twin Falls ID 83301
(208) 733-1712 VOICE
(208) 733-7711 TDD

1878 West Overland Road
Boise ID 83705
(208) 336-3335 VOICE
(208) 336-3335 TDD
(208) 384-5037 FAX

4110 Eaton Avenue
Caldwell ID 83605
(208) 454-5511 VOICE
(208) 454-5511 TDD
(208) 454-5515 FAX