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Huey Helicopter Flight Experience

Huey Helicopter Flight Experience

Huey Helicopter Flight Experience

Huey Helicopter Flight Experience operates the only flying Vietnam Veteran Huey Helicopter in Europe, offering flights in the UK.

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Huey Helicopter Open Days

Get up close to the Huey509 and Loach011. helicopter Hangar Open Days are held frequently throughout the year.

Huey Helicopter Flight Experience Open Day August 2019
Huey Helicopter Flight Experience Open Day August 2019

It’s a great opportunity to see the hangar and learn about the history of these iconic helicopters.

The hangar is full of memorabilia and there will be a chance to view video footage of both machines. Plus the moment that Huey 509 was reunited with some of its original pilots from the Vietnam War.

Admission is by advance ticket purchase only as numbers are restricted. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available online

  • Adults £10
  • Children 5-18 years £5
  • Infants under 5 go free of charge

Huey Helicopter Flight Experience

A flight in this iconic aircraft is an incredible, unique experience!

The base is at Wesham, near Preston in Lancashire, easily accessible and just off Junction 3 of the M55. See the round landing-pad at the bottom right of the next photo –

Base for Huey Helicopter Flight Experience in Wesham, Lancashire
Base for Huey Helicopter Flight Experience in Wesham, Lancashire
The Huey Helicopter Hangar
The Huey Helicopter Hangar

Helicopter

From there, Huey Helicopter UK offers you a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in a genuine Bell UH-1H “Iroquois” Vietnam War combat veteran.

Huey Helicopter and pilots
Left to right: Cpt Neil Airey Chief Pilot, 3x flight experience passengers in the middle, Phil Connolly (owner and pilot) and Simon Johnson Crew Master on the right. Passengers are encouraged to wear crew suits so they feel part of the crew for the day.
  • Huey Helicopter Flight Experience is available from March to mid-October.
  • It includes a minimum of 45 minutes airborne time in the Huey.
  • Each flight is limited to a maximum of 5 people.
  • Access to the Huey Helicopter Hangar is included for you and up to three guests.

There’s much more information on the Huey website.
You can also call 01772 687775 or 01772 671950 for more information.
Please say that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Book online here.

Inside the helicopter
Inside the helicopter
Kids love looking inside the helicopter
Kids love looking inside the helicopter. This is Lewis and Jodie
Adults enjoy sitting inside it too!
Adults enjoy sitting inside it too!
Huey helicopter with Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the distance
Huey helicopter with Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the distance

More about this Huey Helicopter

Huey 509 was purchased by the US Army in 1972 and joined the 129th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam in July 1972.

Records show she flew 559 combat hours before returning to the US in 1973. Between 1973 and 1996 she served with the Army National Guard, US Army Troop support and Aviation Readiness Command and the USARASF. She was sent to the Aerospace Maintenance Central facility in Arizona in 2000.

Huey Helicopter UK purchased Huey 509 in 2003 and commissioned her full restoration. In 2005 she landed on UK soil!

Since then we have attended many air shows and events across the country and are now delighted to be able to offer Flight Experiences in this iconic aircraft.

Huey Helicopter in flight. Photo by Nick Jarvis
Huey Helicopter in flight. Photo by Nick Jarvis

There’s much more information on the Huey website.
You can also call 01772 687775 or 01772 671950 for more information.
Please say that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Book online here.

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