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Appearances and Events

The Huey and Loach are available for air shows and events as a static or flying display, either separately or together. For further information please contact pconnolly@huey.co.uk.

2017 Events


Lytham Wartime Weekend

Date: 18/08/2017 - 20/08/2017

Really pleased to be back at this great local family event with Huey 509 and Loach 011.

Historic Vehicles, music and dance, memorabilia, thrilling battle re enactments, educational talks and demonstrations plus living history camp!


Why not pick up the latest war winning gardening and food tips or join the Home Guard?!?

Parking available on Lytham Green (charge applies)

For more information on this event please visit
www.visitlythamstannes.co.uk/whats-on/lytham-1940s-wartime-weekend-p578420


The American Day

Date: 18/06/2017 - 18/06/2017

Huey 509 will be on static display at this first American day held at this museum. The day features model aircraft, WW2 reenactors, classic cars, 40s music, brass band, military vehicles, craft and trade stalls plus Avro's own restored aircraft. 

For more information on this event please visit
www.avroheritagemuseum.co.uk/


RAF Cosford Air Show

Date: 11/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

We are delighted to announce that we are taking both the Loach and the Huey to this event!

We have been asked to provided both helicopters as part of the flying display.

Tickets are on sale now! Please see the organisers website for further details.

We look forward to seeing you all there!!

For more information on this event please visit
www.cosfordairshow.co.uk


Skylive Airshow

Date: 27/05/2017 - 27/04/2017

Great news for North East fans - we are flying both machines to Skylive Airshow 2017 at Durham Tees Valley Airport. Huey 509 will be on static display whilst Loach 011 will be taking part in the flying display.

Great family day out and hope to see you there.

For more information on this event please visit
www.skyliveevents.co.uk


Rugby4Heroes Festival

Date: 14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017

Rugby4Heroes Festival is a 3 day event, however Loach 011 is only able to attend on the Sunday.

The original and strictly not for profit OLRFC Rugby4Heroes Festival, now in its 9th amazing year! All profits raised are donated to Help for Heroes, ABF The Soldiers Charity, 353 and the RAF Charitable Trust.

For more information on this event please visit
www.rugbyforheroes.org


Captain John O'Sullivan Commemoration & Helicopter Fly-In - Listowel, Ireland

Date: 29/04/2017 - 29/04/2017

In conjunction with the Listowel Military Tattoo, Listowel Town & County Kerry will be remembering one of its own, Captain John I. O’Sullivan, a truly distinguished military & civilian helicopter pilot.

The commemoration will be attended by many of John’s family & aviation friends, including several Viet Nam veterans. To this day, John remains the second most highly decorated US Army Aviator!

For more information on this event please visit
www.huey.co.uk/news121.php


2016 Events


Hangar Open Day

Date: 29/10/2016 - 29/10/2016

We are delighted to announce another hangar open day!

This is a great opportunity to visit the hangar,learn about 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 was a 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 photograhs and sit in the cockpits!!

Hot & cold refreshments will be available. Admission is by advanced ticket purchase only as numbers are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment!! Go the shop section of our website to buy tickets! just £8 for adults, £5 for children (under 5's free!!)

We will have a fun quiz for the children. This is a real family event.

Should you wish to buy a souvenir of your visit or start your Christmas shopping, our Huey shop will be open!! 

Weather permitting the helicopters will be flying at 1pm!!

For more information on this event please visit
www.huey.co.uk


Northern Ireland International Air Show 2016

Date: 03/09/2016 - 04/09/2016

We are delighted to have been invited to take part once again in this fantastic air show!

Both Huey509 and Loach011 will be heading across the Irish Sea to take part in the flying displays on both the Saturday and Sunday.

This FREE event takes place overlooking the stunning coastline of Portrush which provides an incredible back drop for the full line up of aircraft on display.

For more information on this event please visit
www.airwavesportrush.co.uk


Lytham War Weekend 13-14th August 2016

Date: 13/08/2016 - 14/08/2016

The picturesque town of Lytham turns back the clock for a wartime weekend in August. The event is now in its 7th year and it grows year after year! We had a great time there last year and and are delighted to attend agian this year!  The Huey and the Loach will be on static display for both days and we will be joined by "No Slack Vietnam Living History Group" who will be setting up a full campsite with kit and equipment alongside the helicopters to provide a wartime campsite/heli-base display area.

The event brings together military vehicles, music and dance, memorabilia, historic battle re-enactments, educational talks and vintage tea rooms.

This FREE event is open 9.30am to 4.30pm both days and is sure to be a great day out for the whole family!

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on this event please visit
www.lytham1940s.co.uk


Scotland's National Airshow 2016

Date: 23/07/2016 - 23/07/2016

We are very happy to have been invited once again to appear at this show. It is always a great day with lots to see both in the museum and in the show itself. Huey509 and Loach011 will be taking part in the flying display, and our shop will be in attendance should you wish to buy anything Huey related!

For more information on this event please visit
www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-flight/whats-on/airshow


IWM Duxford's 'The American Air Show' 2016

Date: 28/05/2016 - 29/05/2016

We are pleased to confirm that the Imperial War Museum [IWM] at Duxford have invited our Team to attend ‘The American Air Show’ on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016 with Huey509 and Loach011 participating in the Flying Display on both days.

The opening times for the Air Show are 8am - 6pm. The Flying Display commences at 1.30pm and finishes at approximately 5.15pm each day.

The American Air Show is a celebration of IWM Duxford’s newly transformed American Air Museum and will tell the story of American and British collaboration over 100 years showing the impact of the American forces on Duxford and the eastern region from the First World War to the present day.

Please visit their website via the link below ticket information.  Definitely one for the family and we hope to see you there.

For more information on this event please visit
www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-duxford/airshows/2016/the-american-air-show


2015 Events


Great Yorkshire Airshow 2015

Date: 26/09/2015 - 26/09/2015

We are heading across the border to Yorkshire!!

The Great Yorkshire Airshow is to be held at Leeds East Airport, Church Fenton near Tadcaster on Saturday 26th September 2015.

Both the Huey and the Loach will be taking part in the flying display.

The organisers have arranged a full line up of aircraft in both the flying and static display.

The show opens at 9am with the flying display starting at 12.30.

There will also be a Vintage Fun Fair, Market Stalls and lots to eat and drink!!

Please go to www.yorkshireairshow.co.uk for more info and to book tickets.

See you there!!!

For more information on this event please visit
www.yorkshireairshow.co.uk


Northern Ireland International Air Show 2015

Date: 05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015

We are delighted to say that we have been invited back to the Portrush Air Show!

Both Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be heading back over the Irish Sea to the Northern Ireland International Air Show 2015!

They will be participating in the flying displays on Saturday 5th September and Sunday 6th September.

Huey 509 will also be doing the traditional "Poppy Drop".

The event takes place overlooking the stunning coastline of Portrush and provides a fabulous day out for the  whole family, with the opportunity to witness a fantastic display of all the aircraft taking part in the show.

For more information on this event please visit
www.airwavesportrush.co.uk


Wartime Weekend Lytham Green 15-16th August 2015

Date: 15/08/2015 - 16/08/2015

The picturesque seaside town of Lytham on the Fylde Coast, a few miles south of Blackpool, turns back the clock for a wartime weekend in August. The event is now in its 6th year and it grows year after year!

Previous years have all been about 1940's Britain but now the organisers are expanding the show and have extended an invitation to us!

We are, of course, delighted to accept! The huey and the loach will be on static display for both days and we will be joined by "No Slack Vietnam Living History Group"  who will be setting up a full campsite with kit and equipment alongside the helicopters  to provide a wartime campsite/heli-base display area.

The event brings together military vehicles, music and dance, memorabilia, historic battle re-enactments, educational talks and vintage tea rooms. 

This FREE event is open 9.30am to 4.30pm both days and is sure to be a great day out for the whole family!

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on this event please visit
www.lytham1940s.co.uk


Blackpool Airshow 2015

Date: 09/08/2015 - 10/08/2015

The Huey team are looking forward to returning to the Blackpool Airshow where Huey 509 will be performing flying displays on both Sunday 9th August and Monday 10th August. The Huey will be flying in from our base at nearby Wesham on each day and the displays can be viewed from the Tower Festival Headland in Blackpool. This event is free of charge and will be a great opportunity to see some amazing flying displays. 

For more information on this event please visit
www.visitblackpool.com/listing/blackpool-airshow-2015-675160/


Newton Le Willows Town Show 1st August 2015

Date: 01/08/2015 - 01/08/2015

A new event for us! And quite a local one too!

We have been invited to take both of the helicopters to Newton le Willows Town Show.

This annual show will include a fair, a trial bike display, classic cars, steam engines, choirs and bands, craft and baking tents and even a tug-o war!

Our machines will be on static display all day from 11am so please come along and meet the crew and take the opportunity to take some photos!

We look forward to seeing you there! 

For more info please see the organisers web page and facebook page.

For more information on this event please visit
www.newtontownshow.weebly.com


Scotland's National Airshow 2015

Date: 25/07/2015 - 25/07/2015

Team Huey are delighted to have been invited once again to Scotland’s National Air show on Saturday 25th July 2015. Huey 509 will be performing a flying display to entertain the crowds and the Loach 011 will be available as a static display with our ground crew standing by to give visitors the opportunity to come over and take photographs and ask questions. We have always had such a warm welcome at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune and are looking forward to visiting again along with our Mobile shop should any of you wish to buy Huey or Loach Merchandise.

For more information on this event please visit
www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-flight/whats-on/airshow


Manchester Airshow 2015

Date: 05/07/2015 - 05/07/2015

The Huey crew have been invited to appear at the Manchester Airshow on the 5th July 2015. Huey509 will be flying into the City Airport (Barton) on the day and will be appearing as both a static and a flying display. The gates for this event open at 10am and the flying displays begin at 12pm. Following on from the success of last year's family fun day and flying display event, the organisers have a great day planned for visitors and we look forward to seeing our Huey followers at this event. 

For more information on this event please visit
www.manchesterairshow.co.uk


Kirkbride Fly In 2015

Date: 13/06/2015 - 13/06/2015

On Saturday 13th June 2015, Loach 011 will be flying over to Kirkbride to attend the Heli Fly In Day. Loach Pilot Dick Barton will be flying Loach 011 over to the airfield on the morning of the event and returning to our Wesham base at the end of the day. Visitors are welcome to fly in or drive in and food will be available at the event. Flying in must be arranged in advance and funds raised from the landing fees will be donated to the Air Ambulance. The fly in will be open to Helicopters, Fixed Wing aircraft and Microlights and the event will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Address details are as follows, ‘Heli Fly In’, Kirkbride Airfield, Kirkbride, Cumbria, CA7 5HP.

For more information on this event please visit
www.chrisjonesgyroplanes.com


Llandudno Air Show 2015

Date: 23/05/2015 - 23/05/2015

The Huey Crew are looking forward to appearing for the first time at Llandudno Air Show. Both Huey 509 and Loach 011 have been invited to appear as static displays and they will be positioned on the promenade which is a great location in the heart of such an exciting event. Visitors to the air show will be welcome to come along and meet the crew, ask questions and take photographs of the iconic helicopters. The Huey Shop will also be alongside the helicopters for those visitors who wish to purchase Huey or Loach merchandise.    

For more information on this event please visit
www.llandudno-air-show.org.uk/


2014 Events


Southport Airshow 2014

Date: 20/09/2014 - 21/09/2014

The Huey crew are delighted to be invited to appear at the Southport Air Show 2014. Our Huey 509 with Pilot Neil Airey will be crossing the Ribble Estuary to perform flying diplays on both the 20th and 21st September. Our ground crew will also be based at the event with our mobile Huey Shop selling Huey and Loach souvenirs and memorabilia. The event is held on the seafront at Southport where a purpose built runway is constructed in the beach. The beach and the views out to sea will make a stunning backdrop for the air displays and there are lots of fun family activities planned for the event too. For more details please check the website below. If you are able to make it to the show we look forward to seeing you there !!

For more information on this event please visit
www.visitsouthport.com/whats-on/southport-air-show-p139433


NI International Airshow 2014

Date: 06/09/2014 - 07/09/2014

Great News, our team will be heading back over the Irish Sea to the Northern Ireland Air Show 2014! Both Huey 509 and Loach 011 have been booked to take place in the flying displays on Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th September 2014. The event takes place around the stunning coastline of Portrush and provides a great opportunity to witness a fantastic visual display of our and other aircraft. Please continue to check their event website below for more details.  

For more information on this event please visit
www.airwavesportrush.co.uk


Rhyl Airshow 2014

Date: 30/08/2014 - 31/08/2014

The Huey team are busy preparing to appear at this year's Rhyl Airshow which will take place over the weekend of the 30th and 31st August. This will be a great opportunity to see our helicopters perform flying displays with the Loach 011 scheduled to appear on the Saturday and the Huey 509 on the Sunday. Each helicopter will fly in from our hangar in Lancashire on the day of their display and the air displays can be viewed along the entire Promenade. This is the 6th year of the Rhyl Airshow and the total number of visitors in 2013 reached 140,000.  There are ground displays planned for other aircraft and these will start at the amphitheatre in Rhyl and stretch to beyond the Lifeboat Station. Admission to the event is free and more details regarding the flying and static displays can be found on the following website.  

For more information on this event please visit
www.rhylairshow.co.uk


Blackpool Airshow 2014

Date: 11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014

We are thrilled to be returning to the Blackpool Airshow, just a stone's throw away from our hanger at Wesham. Our Huey 509 will perform a flying display mid afternoon on Monday 11th August 2014. This is a free event and great entertainment for the whole family. Please check back later for precise flying times. 

For more information on this event please visit
www.visitblackpool.com/whats-on/blackpool-airshow-675160


CARFEST North 2014

Date: 01/08/2014 - 03/08/2014

The Huey Crew are thrilled to be on the guest list at the “Children in Need - CARFEST North” event for the first time. Both of our helicopters will be attending with the Loach 011 on static display and the Huey 509 as a flying display. The CARFEST events are major fundraisers for Children in Need and every ticket purchased helps provide support for disadvantaged children in the UK. The event is held at Oulton Park in Cheshire and runs from Friday 1st August 2014 to Sunday 3rd August 2014. CARFEST has all the classic ingredients of a great festival such as Music, Food, Cars, Camping and Flying Displays and this year our Historic Helicopters and Huey Crew will be proud to add to the excitement of the weekend and help to keep the crowds entertained. For more information and ticket details please see the website link below. 

For more information on this event please visit
www.carfest.org/Content/Welcome-to-CarFest-North


Scottish National Airshow 2014

Date: 26/07/2014 - 26/07/2014

We are delighted to return to the Scottish National Airshow, East Fortune on Saturday 26th July.  This year both our helicopters will be in attendance - Huey 509 as a flying display and Loach 011 on static display.     It's always a pleasure to travel 'North of the Border' and we look forward to seeing our friends old and new!  

For more information on this event please visit
www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_flight/whats_on/airshow.aspx


RAF Waddington International Airshow 2014

Date: 05/07/2014 - 06/07/2014

This year's airshow at RAF Waddington will be a great opportunity to see our Huey 509 and Loach 011 as they will be on static display for the whole weekend and our Crew will be available to answer questions. The Airshow is always a superb event and we are delighted to be involved again. For more details of the airshow and ticket availability please refer to the airshow website.  

For more information on this event please visit
www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk


Armed Services Day / Military Themed Families Day

Date: 29/06/2014 - 29/06/2014

We are delighted to accept an invitation to Skelmersdale where Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be on static display. This event is organised by the Skelmersdale Ex Services Association and is held on the Blaguegate playing Fields, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale. The event will begin with a service at the Skelmersdale War Memorial at 10am and will continue at the playing fields until 5pm. Our crew will be on hand so come along and say hello. Please check back later for information on flying in and flying out times. 

For more information on this event please visit
www.huey.co.uk/skelmersdale.pdf


2013 Events


Scale ModelWorld Show

Date: 09/11/2013 - 10/11/2013

Huey 509 will be the star attraction at the Scale ModelWorld Show in Telford. The show is the largest of its kind in the world and this year is the show's 50th Anniversary. Huey will be flying in on Friday 8th November and will be on static display in Hall 3 on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th. The team will be on hand for the duration of the show and we would be delighted to see all our friends and supporters there.

Newsflash!  Loach 011 will be joining Huey 509 at the SMW Show – both helicopters will fly in and be on static display together.  Our mobile shop will be alongside so all in all it will be a superb display.

For more information on this event please visit
www.smwshow.com


Southport Airshow

Date: 14/09/2013 - 14/09/2013

Huey 509 has been invited to the Southport Airshow on Saturday 14th September 2013. This is just a short hop for Huey along to the seafront at Southport - look out for her on Saturday afternoon as part of the flying display there.    

For more information on this event please visit
www.visitsouthport.com/whats-on/southport-air-show-p139433


Northern Ireland International Airshow Portrush

Date: 31/08/2013 - 01/09/2013

Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be crossing the Irish Sea to attend the Northern Ireland International Airshow at Portrush as part of their flying display.  The event on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September means a return for both our helicopters to the beautiful coastal area of Portrush.  This year our Huey has the honour once again of flying the poppy petal drop which follows the Remembrance Parade at the end of the show - a truly magnificent and moving sight.

For more information on this event please visit
www.niinternationalairshow.co.uk


East Fortune Airshow 2013

Date: 27/07/2013 - 27/07/2013

Many Happy Returns .... ‘Huey 509’ has been invited back by the lovely folk at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune to take part in their flying display at Scotland’s National Airshow 2013 on Saturday 27th July 2013.  Always a pleasure to return to this fantastic event.

For more information on this event please visit
www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_flight/whats_on/airshow.aspx


RNAS Culdrose Air Day

Date: 24/07/2013 - 24/07/2013

Here’s an event where we can say we would travel to the far ends of the land for our Huey fans!  [.....well 20 miles short of anyway!]

‘RNAS Culdrose’ based on the Lizard Peninsula just 23 miles short of Land’s End has invited ‘Huey 509’ to participate in their 2013 Air Day Flying Display on Wednesday 24th July 2013 and we look forward to seeing you there.

For more information on this event please visit
www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Air-Stations/RNAS-Culdrose/Air-Day-2013


Royal International Air Tattoo 2013

Date: 20/07/2013 - 21/07/2013

Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be returning to RAF Fairford for RIAT 2013 to be on static display.  This event, the world's largest military airshow is a super family day out and the theme for 2013 is ' A Celebration of Aviation Excellence'.   Naturally, we are thrilled to be a part of this event and the Huey team will be on hand throughout the weekend.  

For more information on this event please visit
www.airtattoo.com/airshow


RAF Waddington International Airshow

Date: 06/07/2013 - 07/07/2013

Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be returning to one of the RAF's biggest airshows at RAF Waddington's International Airshow on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2013.  Both helicopters will be on static display all weekend. 

For more information on this event please visit
www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk/


Cholmondeley Pageant Of Power

Date: 14/06/2013 - 16/06/2013

We are delighted to be taking part in the fabulous Pageant of Power at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire.   Both our helicopters will be flying in on Friday 14th June, with a flying display by Huey on Saturday 15th and Huey and Loach on the Sunday. Both helicopters will also be on static display throughout the weekend.   This is a great family day out so we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on this event please visit
www.cpop.co.uk/


Myerscough College Open Day And Country Fair

Date: 09/06/2013 - 09/06/2013

Huey will be flying in to the Myerscough College Open Day and Country Fair on Sunday 9th June. Weather permitting, Huey is due to land at approximately 10.30 with a scheduled departure time of 16.30.

This will be a great day – our mobile shop will be alongside the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy pitches so we are in very good company. Huey will be on static display for the whole day with our crew on hand – come and say hello.

For more information on this event please visit
www.myerscough.ac.uk/?page=events-view&id=1372


2012 Events


Southport Airshow 2012

Date: 08/09/2012 - 09/09/2012

Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be making an appearance at the Southport Airshow as part of the flying display on both Saturday and Sunday, amidst a wonderful array of aircraft.   This is a local event for the Huey team and Phil and some of the team will be on the ground with the support vehicle (merchandise store) - come and say hello, old friends and new!

For more information on this event please visit
www.visitsouthport.com/whats-on/air-show


East Fortune 2012 Airshow

Date: 28/07/2012 - 28/07/2012

Scotland ahoy! After Huey 509's wonderful warm welcome at 2011 East Fortune Airshow, our Little Bird OH-6 has now been given the honour and has been invited to attend as part of their flying display at Scotland's National Airshow 2012 at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune on Saturday 28th July 2012. Hope to see you there!

For more information on this event please visit
www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_flight/whats_on/airshow.aspx


Royal International Air Tattoo 2012

Date: 07/07/2012 - 08/07/2012

Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be flying in to RAF Fairford for RIAT 2012 to be on static display on Saturday 7th July 2012 and Sunday 8th July 2012 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
www.airtattoo.com/airshow


Waddington International Airshow 2012

Date: 30/06/2012 - 01/07/2012

Here is a booking not to be missed – one of the RAF’s biggest Airshows and we will be there to enjoy the occasion.  Huey 509 and Loach 011 will be on static display at RAF Waddington’s International Airshow on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2012.

For more information on this event please visit
www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk


Kirkbride Fly In

Date: 24/06/2012 - 24/06/2012

The OH-6 is off on a solo appearance! Kirkbride Airfield have invited Loach 11 to fly in to be on static display at their ‘Kirkbride Fly In’ Event on Sunday 24th June 2012. The Airfield is situated in beautiful Cumbria so join us there for a most enjoyable day out.

For more information on this event please visit
www.kirkbrideairfield.weebly.com/news.html


Southport FunFest

Date: 09/06/2012 - 10/06/2012

Huey 509 will be flying in to neighbouring Southport to be on static display on Saturday 9th June 2012 and Sunday 10th June 2012 at a great family 2 day event - ‘Southport FunFest’ at Victoria Park.

For more information on this event please visit
www.thesouthportfunfest.co.uk/attractions/huey-helicopter


2011 Events


North West Air Ambulance Awareness & Fund Raising Event

Both the HUEY 509 and Loach 11 helicopters will be on display at this double header weekend event. Firstly on Saturday 22nd October both the helicopters will be on static display on the Waterloo Road Headland on Blackpool Promenade between 10:00am and 3:30pm. The the following day, Sunday 23rd October, both of the helicopters will be out again on the Green at Lytham.

We hope you can all make it to show your support for a truly deserving cause. Without public donations the North West Air Ambulance Service would not continue to fly. Yet each year they fly hundreds of missions responding to emergencies all over the North West.

The official flyer for the event is shown below. If you want a printable version of the flyer click here.



 
 
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