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!

Selected dates available upto end of August. 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-October and includes a minimum of 45 minutes airborne time in the Huey. Each flight is limited to a maximum of 6 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

Preston Military Show - Static Display

Date: 08/06/2019 - 08/06/2019

We sincerely apologise but due to the Met Office weather forecast for tomorrow Huey509, Loach011 and the Huey Team are unable to attend the Preston Military Show. We do hope to catch up with you all soon though and please go along to support such a great event it should brighten up later on. So hopefully you will see the Tigers Parachute Team and the Lancaster Bomber flypast  along with more exciting events scheduled. see the shows facebook page for all the info.

We will be attending the Preston Military Show on 8th June 2019 on static display with the Huey509 and the Loach011

Come and enjoy a “Day with the Army” and support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at the same time!

The Preston Military Show is a great Family Day Out with plenty to see and do and some great entertainment as well. There are displays of Military Equipment as well as activities in the Arena and a Military Band Marching on parade.

for further details contact

We look forward to seeing you there. Huey Team

For more information on this event please visit

RIAT Royal International Air Tattoo 2019

Date: 19/07/2019 - 21/07/2019

Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be flying in to RAF Fairford for RIAT 2019 to be on static display on Saturday 20th July 2019 and Sunday 21st July 2019 as part of the Air Tattoo’s new Cold War Zone alongside other veteran aircraft.  RIAT is always an amazing event packed with aircraft and we hope to see you there!

For more information on this event please visit

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