Huey Flight Experience Fly in a Vietnam War Helicopter

We operate the only flying Vietnam Veteran Huey Helicopter in the UK. A flight in this iconic aircraft is an incredible, unique experience!

UPDATE: Selected dates available upto end of October. More to follow

Genuine Vietnam War Helicopter Flights in Lancashire

From our base in Wesham, near Preston Lancashire (just off Junction 3 M55), 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.

This flight experience is available from March to mid-November and 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, plus also...

  • A detailed pre-flight briefing including a safety video covering the aircraft, safety equipment and procedures.
  • Approximately 10 minutes on board during the pre flight checks and shutdown procedure.
  • Minimum 45 minutes airborne in our genuine combat-veteran Huey: feel the vibration, hear the iconic sound of the blades and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
  • A signed flight certificate.
  • Plenty of time for photo opportunity.
Please consult the the Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) document available on flying in ex-military aircraft, download here.

Forthcoming External Events - 2019

Hangar Open Day - 03 August 2019

Date: 03/08/2019 - 03/08/2019

Not long now until you all have the great opportunity to visit our hangar and a chance to learn about the history of these icon vietnam veteran aircraft. The hangar is full of memorabilia and there is a chance to view video footage of the restoration process of both machines and the moment our Huey509 was reunited with some of her original pilots from the vietnam war.

There will be reenactors from the Rolling Thunder Group "The Vietnam Experience" to keep you entertained, along with a childrens fun quiz. 

Helicopters will display around 1.30pm (weather permitting)

Click on the link below to purchase your tickets for this fantastic day out for all the family

We look forward to seeing you there - Huey Team

For more information on this event please visit

AVRO Heritage Museum Air Fair

Date: 10/08/2019 - 11/08/2019

Both the Huey and the Loach will be on static display for the weekend. 

This will be a fabulous weekend for the whole family!

The organisers have lined up a flypast by the BBMF Lancaster and other aircraft along with live engine run ups (Merlin and Cheetah),

Classic cars and buses, craft and trade stalls, childrens fairground rides, live music, steam engines, replica Spitfire and a Messerschmit, and of course the museum itself is well worth a visit!!

Tickets are only £10 for adults £5 for 5-15 year olds and under 5's are free!!

Please come along and support this great event!

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The Helicopter The History OF THE HUEY

The Bell UH-1H is generally considered to be the most widely used helicopter in the world. It was used extensively by the US military.  First produced in the late 1950s it became synonymous with the Vietnam War, used for the transportation of ground crew and equipment, evacuation of casualties and as air assault gunships...Read More.

Our Huey Huey '509'

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, the USARASF and was sent to the Aerospace Maintenance Central facility in Arizona in 2000....Read More.

Meet the Team Our Pilots


Phil Connolly



Neil Airey



Dick Barton