Take a Ride on a Huey Helicopter to Celebrate Armed Forces Day

Photo by Mark Kolanowski


Have you ever flown in a Huey helicopter with the doors wide open and the wind rushing over your face?  Celebrate Armed Forces Day in the iconic workhorse of the Vietnam War at the Yankee Air Museum on Saturday, May 20th. This experience is not your typical airplane ride; you’ll feel the difference from lift-off to landing.

Photo By Rick Hamman

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 10:00 am until noon; to order tickets in advance visit  https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#huey or just walk up at 10:00 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.

Yankee Air Museum is a Blue Star Museum, which means active duty military members and their families get free admission to the Museum from May 20th (Armed Forces Day) through September 4th (Labor Day). Yankee Air Museum, located at 47884 D Street, Belleville, Michigan on the grounds of historic Willow Run Airport. 

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.

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