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Here you will find everything you want to know about huey.co.uk and more. The history
of the Bell UH1, the history of our UH1H, appearances, events, the team, photo gallery,
shop, restoration and more.
Take a look at how the team has been put together, we reveal all the information,
facts and the history of how we started and evolved to be a helicopter operator.
Keep up to date with the progress and latest news of our Huey UH-IH by visiting our
regularly updated 'Latest News' and Events pages.
HUEY 509/LOACH 011 HELICOPTER HANGAR OPEN DAY
Wesham House Farm,
Fleetwood Road, Wesham,
Nr Preston PR4 3HD
SATURDAY 31ST MAY 2014 - Open 10am-4pm
We are delighted to announce another chance to visit our hangar.
This is a great opportunity to see our hangar and learn the history of these iconic helicopters, see memorabilia of both these and other aircraft and view footage of the restoration process and the moment our Huey 509 was reunited with some of its original pilots from the Vietnam War.
Get up close to the aircraft – our crew will be on hand to answer questions and you will be very welcome to take photographs and sit in the cockpit.
• We have a new fun quiz for the children so this is a real family event.
• There will be a free raffle – the lucky winner will sit in the co-pilot’s seat of one of the helicopters while ground running (weather permitting).
• Should you wish to purchase a souvenir of your visit, our Huey shop will be open – take a look at our website shop to see what is on offer.
Please purchase your tickets on-line at www.huey.co.uk/shop or phone Sue Holden or Becky Pickford on 01772 687775 to register your interest.
Admission is by advanced ticket purchase only as numbers are restricted.
Children: (16 & under): £3.50
European Air Show Council Meeting Antwerp
Phil, together with our Chief Pilot Neil Airey and Loach Pilot Dick Barton attended the EAC Convention in Antwerp on 20th- 22nd March and Neil has kindly put together this report on the event.
Three members of the Huey team drove to Antwerp for this 3 day event with the aim of attending the seminars and profiling the huey.co.uk air show helicopters to the various multi-national representatives attending. Read Full Report
NEW BOOK IN STOCK!
The Spitfire of helicopters, Bell’s AH-1 was the world’s first Attack helicopter. Born as an ‘interim’ type during the Vietnam War it has remained in continuous front- line service and production ever since – an unequalled record.
This fully illustrated volume charts the ubiquitous ‘Snake’ in detail from its earliest inception through to the awesome AH-1Z ‘Zulu’ now deployed.
The author’s long and close involvement with the Cobra community is fully reflected in a rich and informative narrative that gives this iconic aircraft the spotlight it so clearly deserves as its 50th anniversary approaches.
Cobra! The Attack Helicopter
Buy it now in the Huey Shop
£20 (+£2.50 UK p&p)
HUEY 509 FLYING DISPLAY
This footage was taken at the Heart of Scotland Airshow, Perth Airport, Scone in 2010 and features here with the kind permission of Malcolm Auld.
BITE AND STRIKE books back in stock
326 pages of history, stories and images – now in full colour - as told by the members of the 129th AHC and compiled by 129th veteran Bill Wolf.
Our Huey supported the troops of 129th AHC and we are extremely proud to offer this book for sale in our shop.
The foreward by Bill Wolf begins:
‘Over three decades ago the men of the 129th Assault Helicopter Company spent a part of their youth in the distant southeast Asian country of Vietnam in an unpopular war. Helicopter casualties accounted for 10% of the fatalities. Thirty nine members of the 129th did not return. For those that did return, each had to deal with the impact of these losses physically and emotionally.’
What follows is a moving record of personal accounts and photographs from members of the 129th of their time in Vietnam at work and during their time out. Also featured are stories and poems; some humorous, some sad, all extremely moving.
The original publication featured black and white photographs – they are now in full colour.
As Bill Wolf comments ‘ Many of these stories and poems reflect the history of the 129th as much as the ‘official records’ for they offer an insight into the mind of those who have witnessed much. They reflect the daily lives of the crews, their experiences, their tragedies and their honour’.
Come and visit our Huey shop, which contains a stunning array of products, directly marketed at the Bell 'HUEY' UH IH. Browse our online shop at your leisure and if you find something of interest, why not make a purchase.
129th Air Assault Helicopter Company
This is where it all began for HUEY 509. To visit the website click below:
Appearances and Events
The Huey will be available as a
static display and flying display, subject to CAA approval as and when requested at the
following events and shows around the country.
Huey Photo Gallery
Visit our photo gallery where we have a superb range of photographs showing the Huey at its best..
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