WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI)—Purdue held it’s aviation day for the public on Saturday.
This event is held every year and hosted by students from the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.
Different airlines and military aircraft were on display for the public to see.
One military aircraft on display was the United States Coast Guard helicopter.
This helicopter is operated by Lafayette native and Lieutenant, Erin Nolan.
She said it’s an honor to be back in her hometown, educating the public on the world of aviation.
“It’s phenomenal to bring a part of what I love to do back home,” said Nolan. “The coast guard’s not something a lot of people necesarily associate with Indiana. We got a very small coastline on Lake Michigan but it’s something that has been phenomenal.”