Take a Ride on a Combat Veteran Huey Helicopter at The Air Zoo

Photo by Mark Kolanowski
Aircorps Art Dec 2019


Have you ever flown in a Huey helicopter with the doors wide open and the wind rushing over your face?  Experience flight on July 29th and 30th in the iconic workhorse of the Vietnam War at the Air Zoo located on 6151 Portage Road in Portage, MI just south of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport. This encounter is not your typical airplane ride; you’ll feel the difference from lift-off to landing.

Come and see how a Huey operates and then decide if a ride is for you! 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 11:30 am until 4:00 pm each day; to order tickets advance visit  https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#huey or just walk up at 10:30 am to see what’s available. Passengers check in at the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center on 3101 East Milham Avenue; please see map at https://www.airzoo.org/air-zoo-facilities.

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 gun ship, medical evacuation and for utility purposes.

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, aerospace industry and its associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments. Visit  www.yankeeairmuseum.org to discover more or call 734-483-4030.

Photo By Rick Hamman


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