Flyovers, Static Displays, Band, Color Guard Requests

Static Display Requests & National Guard Civil Support

PLEASE NOTE: These requests require a 30-day lead time in order to facilitate the required approvals**

Whether it’s a band, color guard, guest speaker or military vehicle display, military 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 (KYNG.PAO@mail.mil). The Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office retains eligibility rights for all static displays. Your local National Guard recruiter can assist you with submitting the DD 2536 as well.

Download a blank form, click HERE: DD FORM 2536, 2016 edition (PDF format).

Download an example form, click HERE: Example DD2536 form (PDF format).

*If you do not fill out the form in its entirety, your event will not be eligible for support. Please use the attached example and call with any questions you might have. You must fully substantiate how your event and how the Kentucky National Guard would benefit from having a static display.

**If you do NOT get a response email… we never received the request. Please call at 502-607-1903 or 502-607-1713


Aviation Static Display Requests

**PLEASE NOTE: These requests require a 45 day lead time in order to facilitate the required approvals**

If you would like to request a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, UH-72 helicopter or C-130 Hercules airplane static display at your event, you must submit a DD Form 2535 (same form as below for a flyover) at least 45 days prior to the event.

Here’s an example of how to fill out a DD 2535, Download HERE:  DD2535 Example (PDF format). Please use the blank form below to fill out.

Download a blank form HERE: DD Form 2535, 2016 edition (PDF format).

If this request is for an Army Helicopter, please submit to KYNG.PAO@mail.mil.

If this request is for the C130 Air Force airplane, the request needs to go through http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/PublicSite/Index.cfm?fwa=home. Once you receive notification of eligibility, please forward that number to KYNG.PAO@mail.mil.

You must fully substantiate how your event and how the Kentucky National Guard would benefit from having a static display. (NOTE: you do not need FAA approval on page 2 for an aviation static display, which is a part of the DD form 2535.)

**If you do NOT get a response email… we never received the request. Please call at 502-607-1903 or 502-607-1713


Two Kentucky Air Guard C-130s conduct a flyover at Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 11, 2011, during a 9/11 observance and the closing ceremonies for the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a 3/4-scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C., that has been exhibited in more than 200 cities across the country since 1990. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Dale Greer)Flyover Requests

**PLEASE NOTE: These requests require a 90 day lead time in order to facilitate the required approvals**

Anyone can request a Kentucky National Guard Army or Air flyover for their particular event. CURRENTLY, DoD HAS EMBARGOED ALL ARMY and AIR AVIATION ASSETS FOR FLY OVERS. An Exception to Policy (ETP) must be requested through the Dept of Defense to facilitate such requests. Please contact the Public Affairs Office for specifics.

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.

In order to request a Kentucky Air Guard (C-130 Hercules) flyover, please visit: http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/PublicSite/Index.cfm?fwa=home.

For a Kentucky Army Guard (UH-60 Blackhawk) flyover, you must request the flyover through the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office via a DD Form 2535 – See below -and send to KYNG.PAO@mail.mil. This will then go to the Department of the Army for consideration.

Once you are approved, you may contact the Kentucky National Guard via the Public Affairs Office, KYNG.PAO@mail.mil. Please note, while waiting on your eligibility, coordination can be done concurrently. Once your request is approved, you are “eligible” to have the military participate in your event, but it is not guaranteed. It’s based on mission requirements, aircraft availability and weather among other factors.

Here’s an example of how to fill out a DD 2535, download HERE: DD2535 Example (PDF format).

Download a blank form HERE: DD Form 2535, 2016 edition(PDF format).

**If you do NOT get a response email… we never received the request. Please call at 502-607-1903 or 502-607-1713