BELLEVILLE, MICH. (May 2, 2023) – Have you ever flown in a Huey helicopter with the doors wide open and the wind rushing over your face? You will have that opportunity at the Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo Open House on May 6 and 7. This experience is not your typical airplane ride; you’ll feel the difference from lift-off to landing.
For only $125.00, you can take a thrilling 10-minute flight with a new perspective from the air. Book your ride/time in advance or take a chance and walk up that day. Rides occur from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm each day. To order tickets in advance visit https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#huey or just walk up at 11:00 am to see what’s available.
The Yankee Air Museum Huey, Greyhound, served in the Vietnam War from 1967 until 1971. It was part of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company known as The Greyhounds, Mad Dogs, and Kennel Keepers. The Greyhound Bus Company was honored by the name and gave the company permission to use its logo. A versatile helicopter, the UH-1 was used as a gunship, for medical evacuation, and for utility purposes.
Huey rides and the Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo Open House are located at the Toledo Airport at 11600 W. Airport Service Road, Swanton, OH 43558.
About Yankee Air Museum: Established in 1981 the Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. The Yankee Air Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of American aeronautics, the aerospace industry and its associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments. Yankee Air Museum, located at 47884 D Street, Belleville, Michigan on the grounds of historic Willow Run Airport. Visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org to discover more or call 734-483-4030.