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HANGAR OPEN DAY REVIEW
Pre – Season Open Day 2014
We are delighted to report that the open day was a great success thanks to all our lovely enthusiastic visitors. The weather was perfect and the aircraft looked fantastic both in the hangar and outside.
There were lots of photo opportunities where our visitors were able to sit in the aircraft and some of our visitors have already sent in the great photos that they managed to capture on the day! Thank you for sharing them with us.
The video footage of the restoration process and the moment our Huey 509 was reunited with some of its original pilots from the Vietnam War was extremely moving and proved to be very popular.
We had lots of children visiting the hangar for this open day and they worked very hard on the new Children’s Quiz Questions. Well done to all of you and special congratulations to Renee Hill from Yorkshire whose answer sheet was picked out of the lucky draw making her the overall Children’s Quiz winner. Well done Renee!!!!
The Huey Shop was open for the day and many of you made purchases, including some of our newest items (the new Loach mug, a new range of drinks coasters and our new enamel Huey 509 badge). Thank you to all of you who supported the shop on the day and also to those of you who made separate donations to the North West Air Ambulance.
By the end of the day it seemed that we had managed to keep everyone fed and watered. With the weather being so fantastic some of our guests were able to sit out and relax with their own picnics. The local farm animals were very well behaved including the Llamas who seemed to enjoy the attention from our visitors during what appeared to be a “Llama photo shoot” at the end of the day.
We hope that all our guests enjoyed the day as much as we did. Thank you for coming along and making the day a success and we hope to see you again in the future.
“The Huey Crew”
Sponsorship of the Griffin Trophy at the Defence Helicopter School at RAF Shawbury
Phil Connolly of the Huey Team and MSS Holdings was proud to sponsor the Griffin Trophy which was awarded to Mark Robson at the Course Graduation on 25th April 2014.
Sixty (Reserve) Squadron is part of the Defence Helicopter School at RAF Shawbury. The Squadron provides advanced multi engine helicopter training on the Bell 412 Griffin primarily to RAF aircrew prior to their conversion to operational types. On completion of the course pilots and crewmen are awarded their aircrew brevets. MSS Holdings sponsors the Griffin Trophy which is awarded to the course member who, in the opinion of the staff, has contributed to the spirit of Sixty Squadron and to the morale of the course whilst military ethos. The winner of the trophy receives a tankard as a memento of their success.
The winner of the Griffin Trophy for Number 141 Course was Flight Lieutenant Mark “Robbo” Robson. He was presented with the award by Air Vice Marshal Andrew Turner, Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, at the Course Graduation on 25 April 2014.
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’.