Huey UH-1H

Bell Huey UH1H Tail Number: 72-21509 G-UH1H


The Flight Team - Bradley Johnson

Bradley Johnson

Ground Crew


Simon Johnson
Bradley Johnson

Bradley has been part of the Huey team since the arrival of 509 to this country. He joined us along with his father our Crewmaster Simon Johnson.

Bradley has had an interest in military history and a keen interest in all things flying. He has a great depth of knowledge about WW2 history including the vehicles, weapons and uniforms. This knowledge base also covers the Vietnam War which has made him an obvious member of the team.   He served with the Air Training Corps for several years, just like Phil did (many moons ago). During his time as a cadet he learnt to fly and went solo at sixteen. He also learnt to jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft.  After learning to parachute he said he has not experienced anything like it before, except that is for his first flight in 509!!

Like the rest of the team he too has a full time job, 509 being one of many hobbies which also includes rallying.  Bradley works for BAE Systems as an Airframe Fitter, having completed a company apprenticeship. He has worked on Hawk, Typhoon, Tornado and Jaguar aircraft, some of that work taking him out to Oman for several months.

He is an invaluable member of the team helping in all fields of air crew, ground crew and engineering.  His knowledge of the Vietnam War and the friendships he has struck up with Vietnam veterans means he well suited to talk to you when you visit us at shows.

He has an extensive collection of original Vietnam uniforms and equipment which he wears when we attend shows. Due to his youth, dashing good looks and a certain 'joie de vivre',  Bradley gives those who come to meet us a good idea of what the serving air crew would have looked like back in the sixties and seventies in Vietnam.


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