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Fly in a helicopter above Riverfest this year

Brad Williams

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Fireworks will not be the only attraction in the sky above La Crosse’s Riverfest this year.

The city of La Crosse will permit a Duluth company to conduct helicopter tours as part of the July festival.

The flight routes have not been announced yet.

As many as three passengers would be allowed on each flight, which could last from 15 minutes to an hour.

The parking lot at the southside festgrounds will be the site for the helicopter pad.

Oktoberfest has featured helicopter rides in the past, going back to its first year in 1961.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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